Membership: Member body
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a parastatal body established by Act of Parliament under the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry. UNBS started operation in February 1989.
The role of UNBS is the formulation and promotion of the use of standards; enforcing standards in protection of the public health and safety and the environment against dangerous, counterfeit and substandard products; ensuring fairness in trade and precision in industry through reliable measurement systems; strengthening Uganda's economy by enhancing competitiveness of local industries and promotion of quality exports through standardization, quality assurance, testing and metrology.
UNBS carries out the following activities: standards development; assisting industrialists/manufacturers and producers to improve the quality of their products and services; providing information services on all matters related to standards, quality assurance, metrology and testing; market surveillance to rid the market of dangerous, counterfeit and substandard products; verifying accuracy of weighing and measuring instruments used by traders and consumers in commercial transactions and calibrating measuring and testing equipment used in industry; carrying out shipment inspection and conformity assessment for exports, imports and tender supplies; assisting the private sector, procurement agents, government and the general public in conformity assessment of goods by testing, measuring and inspection against standards and/or specifications; carrying out factory inspection to evaluate conformance with standards; and liaison with national, regional and international standardization and related bodies.
Uganda National Bureau of Standards
Plot M217 Nakawa Industrial Area
Tel: +256 41 450 59 95
Fax: +256 41 428 61 23