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Consumer tips for the festive season

  20th December , 2019

During the festive season, the public tend to get excited while shopping which results into purchasing items without taking into consideration their quality. Traders, manufacturers and importers, sale and import many products in an attempt to make extra profit during the festive season.

Consumers however should take keen interest in the products sold on the market because some of them do not meet requirements of the standards and therefore not fit for purpose.

As an institution responsible for developing, promoting and enforcing standards to ensure competitiveness of locally manufactured products and to protect the health and safety of consumers and the environment against substandard products. UNBS would like to advise the public to avoid being victims of substandard products by taking the following precautions while shopping;

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 About UNBS

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body responsible for developing and promoting standards and quality of products and services to facilitate fair trade, promote local industries and protect consumers.

 

For more information, please contact:

Barbara Kamusiime

Senior Public Relations Officer

Uganda National Bureau of Standards

Plot 2 - 12, By Pass Link, Bweyogerere Industrial Park,

P.O Box 6329 Kampala, Uganda

Tel: 0752 300 077, E-mail: barbara.kamusiime@unbs.go.ug