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The Bureau, with the concurrence of the Minister of Commerce, may organize inspections, analyzes and certification according to the demonstrable needs of the industry and the authorities. 

Quality assurance 
The inspection, testing and certification services are technically competent, in accordance with relevant international standards such as ISO / IEC 17020, ISO / IEC 17021, ISO / IEC 17025 and ISO / IEC Guide 65 or their latest revisions and the Bureau should as far as possible pursue international recognition through the appropriate accreditation for these services. The Bureau may require payment for the inspection, testing and certification of services in accordance with the pricing contract, except in the case of mandatory standards or legal metrology measures where the scales approved by the Minister in agreement with the Minister of finances must be in force. 

The Bureau, as well as relevant stakeholders, should represent the Republic of Burundi in the CCE conformity assessment structures, ensuring that Burundi's needs are properly presented and reviewed at the regional level. The Bureau may, at the request of the Minister and in agreement with the Minister of Finance, establish import control inspections for products that fall within the scope of the mandatory standards. 

The Office should establish inspection controls in close collaboration with customs and the Department of the Ministry of Finance to ensure that no unnecessary barriers are created, and that controls do not conflict with the general requirements and particular CEC agreements and the relevant legislation. Specific controls, in particular with respect to conformity assessment requirements, Bureau responsibilities and importers, certificates of release, movement of goods in bonded stores or any other issue in this regard deemed appropriate by the Minister , will be governed by an order of the Minister. 

The import control administration fee is borne by the importers in the form of a tax based on the value of the lots, payable before the exit of the shipment to the market. 

The percentage to be paid must be proposed by the Bureau after consulting the associations of importers concerned each year, after which it must be approved by the Minister in agreement with the Minister of Finance and made known by ministerial decree.

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