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Draft Standards for Public Review

1.  CALL FOR COMMENTS ON DRAFT UGANDA STANDARDS ON WHEELCHAIRS/TRICYCLES

 Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) through the technical committee on Transport and communication (UNBS/TC8) has revised the following standard:

DUS 844:2011: Code of Practice for the design, production, supply and distribution of wheelchairs and tricycles

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2.  CALL FOR COMMENTS ON DRAFT UGANDA STANDARDS FOR OIL AND GAS UPSTREAM EQUIPMENTS AND MATERIALS

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), through the Technical Committee (UNBS/ TC 16/ SC2/WG1) is developing Standards for the oil and gas upstream equipment and materials. The committee has completed discussions and adopted the following draft standards.

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3. CALL FOR COMMENTS ON DRAFT UGANDA STANDARDS FOR FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAMS 

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) through the Technical Committee on Textiles and Textile products (UNBS TC7/SC1) is developing national standards on flexible polyurethane foams.     The committee has completed discussions and agreed on the following draft standards.

  1. DUS 202-1: Flexible polyurethane foams — Part 1: Polyether Type — Specifications
  2. DUS 202-2: Flexible Polyurethane Foam — Part 2: Mattresses — Specification
  3. DUS 202-3: Flexible Polyurethane Foams — Part 3: Reconstituted foams — Specification
  4. DUS 202-4: Flexible polyurethane foams — Part 4: Polyester type — Specification

The draft standards are now being presented to the general public to provide comments on their suitability for implementation.

The committee would be glad to receive comments on these draft standards to be submitted from 5th March, 2015 to 5th May 2015. It would be appreciated that those with no specific comments to make and find the Draft Uganda Standards generally acceptable to notify UNBS accordingly.

Detailed comments may be provided on the attached comments sheets, identifying the number of the clause to which they refer. Suggestions entailing revision of the text should indicate the preferred wording.

All correspondences on these draft standards should be addressed to the Manager Standards, UNBS, for the attention Mr. Joel peter Oryang (0772946620; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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Job Vacancies

 VACANCIES ANNOUNCEMENT

 Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives mandated to coordinate the elaboration of standards and quality of products and services so as to facilitate fair trade, promote local industries and protect consumers. UNBS is currently looking for suitable and qualified Ugandans to fill the following positions.

  

  • Accountant
  • ICT Application Development Officer
  • Standards Officer
  • Procurement Officer
  • Assistant Procurement Officer
  • Front Desk Officer
  • Security Officer

 

Mode of Application:

Interested persons with the above requirements may submit their applications together with attached copies of all academic qualifications, copies of valid identity cards and detailed CVs with mobile telephone numbers indicated, to the address below in person or by courier latest 5.00pm, Tuesday 10th March 2015.

 

Human Resource Manager,

Uganda National Bureau of Standards,

Plot M217 Nakawa Industrial Area,

P.O Box 6329,

KAMPALA.

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Public Notices

 PRESS RELEASE

RESOLUTION FOR THE SECOND-HAND CAR DEALERS AGITATION ON PRE-EXPORT VERIFICATION OF CONFORMITY (PVoC) TO STANDARDS

There has been an upsurge of agitation against the PVoC on used motor vehicles. The Used Motorcar Importers Association raised the following concerns:

  1. High cost of PVOC;
  2. Few number of PVOC Service Providers making the service  less competitive;
  3. High surcharge of 15% on CIF value for uninspected vehicles; and
  4. The need to carry out inspection of used cars in Uganda.

The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives observed their concerns and made the following resolutions:

  • All vehicles currently in the bond and the vehicles that will enter the country by 31st May 2014 shall be inspected by UNBS at an inspection fee of only USD 140.
  • Government has waived the 15% penalty on CIF value up to 31st May, 2014.
  • For those vehicles that fail the inspection test, the importer shall be given only 30 days to rectify the faults and, failure to do so, the vehicle will be destroyed at the cost of the importer.
  • Any bond found with radioactive vehicles shall be asked to dispose them outside Uganda and banned from doing business in Uganda.
  • From 1st June, 2014, Vehicles without Certificate of Conformity (COC) shall not be allowed to enter the Country.
  • All the relevant Government Agencies shall ensure that all vehicles without COC are stopped at the boarder points.

Government’s emphasis is to ensure adherence to quality and standards. That is why it re-introduced PVoC program in June, 2013 as one of measures to minimize the importation of substandard goods into the Country.

The UNBS Act states that “No person shall import, distribute, manufacture, sell or have in his possession or control for sale or distribution of any commodity for which a compulsory standard specification has been declared unless such commodity conforms to the compulsory standard specification”.

To fulfill the above requirement, UNBS has developed over two thousand standards for sensitive or high risk products. Compliance to these standards is mandatory. The UNBS Act was amended to strengthen the legal capacity of UNBS to enforce compliance to quality and standards.

After approval by Cabinet and Parliament, Government introduced the PVOC programme in June, 2013 as one of the measures to minimize the importation of substandard products into the Country.  PVoC is a conformity assessment programme, implemented globally based on Article 5 of WTO-TBT Agreement. All EAC partner states have embraced it. Used Motor vehicles were clearly

Government, through the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, has noted that substandard vehicles in particular, whether in the Bonded warehouses or on our roads, are a death trap. This is because they cause accidents, and they are sometimes contaminated with radiations which increase the rate of cancer in this Country.

The Ministry is, therefore, committed to continue supporting the growth of your business and the Ugandan economy, taking into account the health and safety of the consumers.

Amelia Kyambadde (MP)

Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives

7th April, 2014

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PRESS RELEASE ON FUEL RETAIL OUTLETS OUTSIDE GAZETTED AREAS

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives responsible for the development and application of standards in trade, industry and consumer protection. This therefore is to inform the public that the selling of petroleum products that has been going on, in many parts of the country outside Gazetted areas (Fuel retail outlets) is unlawful.

Petroleum products that include, Petrol, Diesel, Motor Oils and Lubricants sold at the road side, shop verandahs, market places and domestic houses while usingsoda, beer, mineral water bottles and other plastic containers, contravene section 14 and 15 of the Weights and Measures Act Cap 103. These measures are not regulated by law hence not fit for trade use.

Besides selling products in measures that are not fit for trade use, the quality is not guaranteed as the institution cannot carry out effective Quality monitoring programs on the products sold in such manner. More so, some of these products like petrol are highly inflammable that improper handling, storage and administration could result to loss of lives and property. 

UNBS therefore directs all those practicing this illegal trade to stop forthwith. Police, Security agencies and Local leaders are urged to enforce this directive.

For more information contact, Uganda National Bureau of Standards, Plot M217 Nakawa Industrial Area, P.O Box 6329, KAMPALA. Website: http://www. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Phone; 0414222369, Fax: +256-414-286123 or Toll free 0800133133

 

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Tender Notices

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Banned Product

Beware of certain cosmetics that may be harmful to your skin, and health in future.

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Upcoming Events

15th - 17th December, 2014

2nd Pan African Codex Capacity Building Workshop Jointly organized by Switzerland and FAO in close collaboration with African Union and Codex Coordinating for Africa and hosted by Uganda.

Venue: Imperial Royale Hotel

Location: Kampala, Uganda

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