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Cotecna in partnership with Senegal Customs

Press Release
Geneva, 15 October, 2013

On September 29, 2013, Cotecna, one of the world’s leading inspection, testing and certification companies, was awarded, as the leading member of the consortium “Cotecna Inspection S.A. – Cotecna Sénégal SARL – Modelsis SARL”, a new mandate by the Directorate General of Senegal Customs.

This new mandate involves the continuation of activities related to the existing Import Verification Program, and the development of transit monitoring and scanner services, as well as new services optimizing data integration.

This success, which consolidates the leading position of Cotecna in West Africa, confirms the quality of work delivered by our teams in Senegal where Cotecna has provided Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) services since 2001. Mobile scanners were first introduced to the PSI programme in 2003 in association with a computerized risk management system and additional scanners were brought into the programme in 2010. E-tracking for transit monitoring was introduced in 2010 contributing further to Customs modernization and increase of revenue for Senegal.


Cotecna Press
Alison Bourgeois
Vice President Corporate Communications
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About Cotecna
Founded in Switzerland in 1974, the Cotecna group offers a wide range of Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services. Cotecna is a pioneer in areas such as risk management, destination inspection and scanner integration projects and also offers Customs modernization programmes, Customs valuation assistance, trade security solutions and commercial inspections. For a full description of our services, please visit The Cotecna Group has a combined workforce of close to 4,000 employees and agents in more than 100 offices.



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