From 18th July 2019, exports of Ceramic Tiles to Kuwait will require a TIR to clear Customs

The Public Authority for Industry in Kuwait (PAI) has announced that from July 18, ceramic tiles will be regulated and included in the KUCAS regulated product list under the Product Group VI - Building Materials.

Shipments of ceramic tiles to Kuwait arriving at Kuwait Ports and Borders on or after this date must be accompanied with a TIR (Technical Inspection Report ), necessary for its Kuwait Customs clearance.

PAI has adopted the latest version of the International Standard ISO 13006 for verifying conformity of ceramic tiles. The TER (Technical Evaluation Report) would be issued on the basis of submission of a valid test report to the requirements of this standard and each shipment of ceramic tiles exported to Kuwait would require to be issued with a TIR after the successful evaluation of the shipment documents, TER and inspection results.

Exporters of these products can contact Intertek for further clarification and understanding of how this affects marketing entry into Kuwait.

Intertek are the pioneers of Conformity Assessment programmes having introduced the very first one over 20 years ago and with our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 44,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains.

Please contact us if you would like further information on how Intertek can help you meet the requirements of the Kuwait KUCAS programme.

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