The Uganda Consumers Protection Association (UCPA)
Telephone : +256 (414) - 234003 Fax : +256 (414) - 234003

Location : Plot 9, Kampala Road
Address : P.O. Box 23783 Kampala, Uganda 
Services : Consumers awareness,and sensitization, programme, advocating for consumers protection policies

Consumer Rights Body Backs PVOC On Imported Cars
The Uganda Consumers' Protection Association (UCPA) has urged the standards agency to stand firm in the face of "blackmail" by used car dealers to fail imports verification tax procedures.On March 25, many importers of used cars in Kampala closed their depots to protest "unfair fees" under the Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards (PVOC) arrangement. PVOC, enforced by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), verifies the conformity of all regulated products and enforces their standards to protect consumers from dangerous and substandard goods.Compliance to PVOC requirements is applicable, in addition to any existing import processes. Every consignment of regulated products exported to Uganda requires a certificate of conformity.Since June last year, UNBS introduced PVOC on imported used motor vehicles to have them tested for quality and road worthiness before being shipped into the country. Read more