News & Highlights

UNBS develops Standards for Motor Vehicle Inspection
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Kampala, 3rd, August, 2017 – In an effort to promote standards and good practices in inspection of second hand motor vehicles for road worthiness, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has reviewed and updated a standard on motor vehicle inspection. The Standard was developed by the technical committee on Transport and Communications (UNBS/TC 8) and it specifies safety related performance characteristics of used motor vehicles and their inspection and testing for roadworthiness. The Standard (US845) is available on the UNBS website for public review and comments until 5th,..

UNBS destroys Sub-standard goods worth Shs 900 Million
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Kampala, July 25th, 2017 – The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has intensified the fight against substandard products with destruction of goods worth Shs900 million at Luweero Industries in Nakasongola. The destruction of goods follows country wide seizures carried out by the UNBS Market Surveillance team and the Criminal Investigations Department of the Uganda Police Force. The destroyed goods were mainly substandard products which included food stuffs, baby powdered milk, cement, sanitary towels, cosmetics, electronics, steel and steel products, among others. Accord..

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It has come to the attention of UNBS management that some importers are not adhering to the Pre Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) Standards Program. The PVoC Program requires that all imported products are inspected against to set Uganda Standards in the country of export before being shipped to Uganda WHETHER FOR SALE, PRIVATE/PERSONAL USE OR DONATIONS. The inspection covers all categories of goods as provided for in the UNBS Import Inspection and Clearance Regulations 2015. Failure to undertake PVOC attracts a 15% CIF penalty in addition to undertaking payment for laboratory fees a..

UNBS outlines achievements for financial year 2016/17
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On June 21st, 2017, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) held a media briefing to highlight achivements for the Financial Year 2016/2017. Below is a summary of the report presented at the media briefing. The media briefing was attended by leading media houses and UNBS staff including Mr. David Livingstone Ebiru, Deputy Executive Director, Management, Mr. John Paul Musimami, Deputy Executive Director, Compliance, and Heads of Departments.    Compliance Directorate The report highlights the performance of the Compliance Directorate for the financial year ..

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 ..