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UNBS ELECTED TO ARSO COUNCIL

  30th June , 2022 ,       Hits: 453

Kampala, Friday, June 30, 2022 – Uganda, through Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has been elected to the African Regional Standards Organization (ARSO) as a member of the Board. Uganda National Bureau of Standards will be part of the ARSO 12 Member Council/Board to represent 43 Member Countries. This was during the ARSO General Assembly Meeting held on 30th June, 2022 at Younde-Cameroon.

Prior to this elevation, Uganda has been offering leadership in ARSO as Chairpersons and Secretaries to 3 Technical Committees of Horticulture, Cereals & Pulses and for Live Animals. Uganda also Chairs the ARSO Consumer Committee (COCO) and is a Member of ARSO Conformity Assessment Committee (CACO). A number of Uganda Standards have also been used by ARSO as reference material for development of ARSO Standards.

As a Member of Council, UNBS will use its experience and expertise in Standardization to support ARSO in realizing aspirations of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), where we desire to have One Standard for One Market through harmonization of relevant standards to promote Intra-Africa Trade.

About UNBS

UNBS is the Government Agency responsible for the Development, Promotion and Enforcing of National Standards in order to ensure competitiveness of Ugandan products, protect the Health and Safety of the Public and the Environment against Harmful and Sub-Standard Products.

For more information, please contact us on:

Uganda National Bureau of Standards,

Plot 2 - 12, Bypass Link, Bweyogerere Industrial and Business Park,

P.O Box 6329 Kampala, Uganda.

Telephone: +256 417 333250

Toll Free Line: 0800133133

E-mail: info@unbs.go.ug   / ed@unbs.go.ug       

Website: www.unbs.go.ug