The Sudanese Standards and Metrology Organization (SSMO) is a Governmental organization set up under the private law of SSMO, issued in 1993.
SSMO has its headquarters in Khartoum and state offices located in Khartoum airport, Port Sudan Harbour, Alobied, Kassala, Karima, Wad Madani, Wadi Halfa, Eldamazine, Dungula, Neyalla, Juba, Waw, Malakal and Algadarif; the structure includes 15 laboratories in addition to those established at the SSMO Branches, most important and well equiped ones are those in Port Sudan Branch. The SSMO also has an Information Centre.
SSMO is a member of ISO, the African Regional Organization for Standardization (ARSO), the Arab Standards and Metrology Organization (ASMO), and Codex Alimentarius Commission, the Arab Industrial and Mining Organization (AIDMO), the Islamic Institute for Standardization, the International Institute for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC), African Electro-technical Standardization Commission (AFSEC), International Organization for legal metrology (OIML), an affiliate member of IEC. Besides being the focal point for SPS and TBT WTO Agreements. SSMO also signed several; bilateral agreements with the following: the Kenyan Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the Korean Agency for Standardization (KATS), the Jordan Institution for Standards and Metrology (JISM), the Syrian Arab Organization for Standardization and Metrology (SASMO), the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality (EOS), the Saudi Arabia Standards Organization, the Syrian Standards Organization (SASO), Emirates Authority for Standardization (ESMA), Turkish National Center for Standardization (TSE), Lybian National Center for Standardization (LNCSM), General Administration for Chinese Standards (SAC),Uganda National Center for Standardization (UNBS), Tunis National Istitute for Standardization (INORPI) and the in the process of signing with the Ethiopian Standards Authority (QSAE)
The Standards Act (2008), Metrology Act (2008) and Precious Stones Act (2008), which allocates more power to SSMO.