Cotecna, the international trade inspection group, has signed a three-year renewable pre-shipment inspection contract (PSI) with the government of the Republic of Congo.

Cotecna’s government clients include: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Comoros, Ecuador, Ghana, Mali, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo and Yemen. The main office in the Republic of the Congo will be located at Pointe Noire and Cotecna envisages that a total of 50 local staff will be needed to operate the inspection programme.

Cotecna will install high tech IT and communication equipment, including a VSAT for satellite transmission of data, voice and video signals. Local Cotecna staff and customs will benefit from training and knowledge transfer programmes. This pre-shipment contract intends to assist the government of the Republic of the Congo in improving security, modernising customs and reinforcing capacity building.