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National Monitoring Committees on NTBs
EAC Standards Bureaus have varying procedures for issuance of certification marks, inspection and testing.
Posted on : 01 - Aug - 2012 - Viewed : 75 times

Affected countries : All EAC Partner States

NTB source & Ministry/Department/ Agency for action : National Bureaux of Standards, EAC Ministries of industry.

Impact to businesses : Time and cost of complying with testing and certification procedures in the target export country

Prioritized Action :

  • SQMT Protocol demonstrates political goodwill within EAC.
  • Domestication of the protocol.
  • Mutual recognition of standards marks.
  • Continued harmonization of EAC

Bottlenecks : Lack of financial resources to set up facilities for certification

Success Factor Sufficient funding to develop capacity in testing and certification at national and regional level

Status / Recommendations :
Mutual recognition of quality marks issued by Bureaux of Standards in accordance with the decision of the Council at its 7th meeting (EAC/CM7/2004)

EAC Secretariat is in the process of finalizing procedures and regulations of testing in order to speed up implementation of SQMT Act 2006

Time-frame : Harmonization of EAC standard is still on-going.


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