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SGS Cameroon to implement an automatic wood control system as of June 1, 2018

SGS Cameroon to implement an automatic wood control system as of June 1, 2018
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(Business in Cameroon) - Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) Cameroon announces that as of June 1, 2018, it will settle permanently in Kribi Port.

The institution plans to implement the new control system called “legal trace” at the Mboro site. “Legal Trace” is an application that allows the use of tablets to physically inspect the woods to be exported. At the end of the inspection, the final report is automatically available. The institution also informs that thanks to that system, both government and operators can verify the authenticity of documents presented as being delivered by SGS.

SGS explains that it developed the application because, in January 2017, seventeen operators were licensed to export sawn wood. However, since June 2017, only one operator notifies its operations in SGS database. The other sixteen are nowhere to be found.  Therefore, the institution thinks that the control should be digitalized since there is a problem of information availability. In addition, there are problems in the digitalization of inspection and control taxes and “Legal Trace” will help just correct that.


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