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Industrial and commercial standards in Botswana


National Standards Organisations
BOBS, Botswana Bureau of Standards
Integration in the International Standards Network
BOBS is also a full member of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the national contact point for all SADC programmes and Standardisation and Quality Assurance. BOBS is also a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Classification of Standards
Botswana's standards regime consists of compulsory and voluntary standards. Compulsory standards comprise human health, safety, environment and export and are enforced on seven products: petroleum gas, poultry feed, pre-packaged goods for consumers, cereals/sorghum grains for consumption, cattle feeds. Compulsory are divided into two categories: Prescribed and non-prescribed (standards that are not prescribed under the Standards Import Inspection Regulation (SIIR)). Voluntary standards are not legally binding.
Online Consultation of Standards
Online Catalogue of Published Standards
Certification Organisations
BOBS Botswana Bureau of Standards

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