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UNBS Destroys Substandard Products
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UNBS Destroys Substandard Products; Wednesday 14th June 2017; Uganda National Bureau of Standards has destroyed substandard goods worth fifty million shillings that were seized from Mbale. About 90% of the goods were electrical products including extension cables, solar panels, primary batteries, percolators, sockets, compact fluorescent lamps, tiles, blenders etc. Others were cement and motorcycle helmets Innocent Namara senior inspector said the goods were intercepted at border points. She warned traders against importing items which do not meet requirements of the standards. She fu..

Judiciary Launches Utilities,Standards and Wildlife Court.
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Friday, 26th May 2017. The Judiciary of Uganda officially launched the Utilities,Standard and Wildlife Court at the High Court Gardens. This specialized court will penalize manufacturers whose goods and products do not conform to the specified Uganda Standards.The court will also prosecute culprits involved in stealing of utilities like power, water,vandalism and killing of wildlife among others. The court will be housed at Buganda Road Court premises and will roll out to other parts of the country. The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe presided over the launch of this court and noted in h..

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Uganda to host International Conference on Standards for fresh fruits and Vegetables on  2nd  -  6th  October 2017 Follow the link below for the full details   Press statement details..

List of Successful Applicants for Internship Released.
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Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has shortlisted University students that will do their Internship Programme with the Organisation for the period 1st June- 11th August 2017. Follow link below for the full list of the successful applicants.

Final Draft East African Harmonized Standards approved for declaration as East African standards (EAS)
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Press Statement : Arusha, 27 April 2017,  104 Final Draft East African Harmonized Standards approved for declaration as East African standards (EAS) by the Council of Ministers in order to facilitate intra-regional trade. The East African Standards Committee (EASC) - a statutory committee established by the SQMT Act to coordinate the development and implementation of the standardization activities in the region held its meeting in Arusha from 20-24th April 2017. The Ugandan delegation comprised of officials from Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), the Dairy Development Authori..

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May 11th, 2017, Kampala Uganda. Uganda National Bureau of Standards(UNBS) and South Sudan National Bureau of Standards (SSNBS) entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on standardization and conformity assessment on 10th May 2017 at the UNBS headquarters, Bweyogerere. The MoU was signed by Dr. Ben Manyindo, Executive Director Uganda National Bureau of Standards and, Dr. Mary Gordon Muortat, Executive Director South Sudan National Bureau of Standards who represented their countries respectively. The signing of this MoU signals a commitment by the two standards bodies to work ..

UNBS seizes used undergarments.
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April 24, 2017, Kampala Uganda. UNBS has an obligation to protect public’s health and safety to ensure that consumers get quality products that match the value for their money. This is achieved through formulation and implementation of Standards for both locally manufactured and imported products for the Ugandan market. On 19th April 2017, the UNBS Market Surveillance team together with the Police CID staff seized two bales of used undergarments including ladies’ panties and brassieres sold by Good Wish Industries Ltd along Kafumbe Mukasa Road, Kisenyi Parish, Kampala Central Di..

Press Statement :  UNBS seizes sub-standard Agricultural Inputs.
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April 11th, 2017, Kampala Uganda. UNBS has an obligation to protect the health and safety of the public against harmful imported and locally made products. This is achieved through formulation, implementation and enforcement of Standards. On the 15th November 2016, UNBS undertook an inspection at Panyahululu CO.LTD during which samples of hoes (B. Cock brand), Machetes (jewel brand) and shovels were obtained for laboratory analysis to determine compliance to the relevant standards. Upon receipt of the laboratory test results, it was established that the samples of items did not meet the ..

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April 7, 2017, Kampala Uganda. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC) in collaboration with UNBS organized a half day sensitization workshop for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSEMs) on Quality and Standards in the Western district of Ntungamo at the Ankole Resort and Spa on Friday April 7th 2017. This workshop brought together the business community mainly MSMEs, wholesale and retail business owners in Ntungamo and neighboring districts. These were sensitized on the UNBS Certification process and benefits, and the necessity of adhering to the required standards an..

The Fuel Marking and Quality Monitoring Program 2017
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The Fuel Marking and Quality Monitoring Program (FMP) implemented under a cooperative arrangement between UNBS and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) is a government program designed to control and monitor the quality of petroleum products in the entire supply chain in Uganda. This year, the FMP sensitization drive was held in Mbarara Town from 13th March to 17th March 2017. The one week long activity was officially opened by the Assistant Commissioner- Petroleum Supply Department (MEMD), Mr. John Friday with a half day workshop  that was held at Lake View Resort Hotel. ..