The National Standards Council has declared 160 new National standards for use, in accordance with section 15 of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) Act Cap 327.
Out of the 160 new standards; 63 are in the chemicals and consumer products sector, 60 are in the engineering sector, 29 are in the food and agricultural sector and 8 in the management and services sector.
30 of the new standards in the chemicals and consumer products sector, 19 of the new standards in the engineering sector and 18 of the new standards in the food and agricultural sector are to be declared compulsory standards in accordance with section 18 of Cap 327 of the laws of Uganda.
UNBS has thus called upon all interested parties that may have any objection to declaring the compulsory application of the standards to lodge their objections in writing to the UNBS executive director within 60 days, starting December 15, 2020.
The National Standards Council has also withdrawn 57 old standards, following the publication of their revised versions. These include footwear standards, hair extension standards, body and baby oils standards, deodorants and anti-perspirants standards, raw hides and skins standards, among others.
The list of standards can be viewed on the UNBS Website