Standards define best practice in many different areas.
A standard is a document that contains rules, guidelines or characteristics of product. The purpose of a standard to create order or a common understanding of a process, a service or a product.
Standards are developed at different levels ranging from individual, to national and international levels.
In Uganda, UNBS develops national standards that provide requirements for materials, manufacturing, testing, packaging and labelling to ensure that products, processes and services are fit for their purpose.
Standards are developed by bringing together all interested parties such as manufacturers, consumers and regulators of a particular product. The parties agree on the standard based on consensus which is built on science, technology, and best practices including regulatory and society needs.
Benefits of using standards
To date UNBS has published more than 3600 Uganda Standards. We also have a stock of other regional and international standards.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Othieno Andrew
Manager, Standards Department