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BREAKING: SON Suspends Chinese Inspection Company From Issuance Of  SONCAP For Six Months

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The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Wednesday, suspended the engagement of China Hansom Inspection and Certification Company Limited (CHIC) on the issuance of SONCAP certification over persistent breach of the terms of the company’s engagement.

SON in two statements signed by Engr. Olalekan  Omoniyi, Assistant Director (PCD ), and Bashir Hamis , Director Legal SON respectively, a copy sighted by DAILY FOCUS NIGERIA, the suspension is for a period of six months commencing from 1st December 2022.

The statement added that as an Independent Accredited Firm (IAF) for the Standards Organisation of Nigeria Conformity Assessment (SONCAP) Certification Scheme , the suspension is on the ground of persistent breach of the terms of the company’s engagement.

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It stated that the Chinese firm is to immediately cease carrying out conformity assessments under the SONCAP scheme, adding that the suspension is without prejudice to Product Certificates already issued by the company before this suspension takes effect.

SON alleged that CHIC failed to adhere strictly to the provisional clause 8-3-1 agreement of the contract and application guidelines constitutes a valid ground for the termination of contract.

According to the statement”This is to inform the general public of the decision of the Management of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria to suspend the CHINA HANSOM INSPECTION & CERTIFICATION CO LTD (CHIC) as an Independent Accredited Firm (IAF) for the Standards Organisation of Nigeria Conformity Assessment (SONCAP) Certification Scheme on the ground of persistent breach of the terms of the company’s engagement.

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“Further to the above, CHINA HANSOM INSPECTION & CERTIFICATION CO LTD (CHIC) is to immediately cease carrying out conformity assessments under the SONCAP scheme. The suspension is however without prejudice to Product Certificates already issued by the company before this suspension takes effect.

“The statement called on the trading public to take note and be duly guided.”

 

By Roland Ekama