Governments seek to control imports into their countries, to protect citizens from substandard goods, and improve import tax collection. They also aim to promote health & safety and environmental protection, and strive for efficiency in their organizations and the services they deliver.
Reduce risk, protect citizens and improve efficiency
Bureau Veritas provides a range of services to support governments at the point of customs. Designed to improve security, they include Verification of Conformity (VoC) for products ranging from food and toys to electronics and chemicals and X-ray container scanning. We are also a leader in Single Window: innovative information management systems that facilitate trade and transparency.
A second focus by governments and public organizations is on improving the quality and efficiency of the services they deliver. Accredited by over 55 bodies worldwide, Bureau Veritas is a leader in the certification of quality, health & safety and environmental management services.
We also offer services adapted to country requirements, including vehicle inspection services to strengthen road safety and outsourced building Code Compliance.
Promoting maritime safety
National governments also play an important role in international maritime safety, via their status as flag authorities. All ships must be registered with a flag state and conform to its requirements. Over 150 flag authorities worldwide have recognized Bureau Veritas to perform statutory surveys and issue certificates on their behalf.
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