ZABS is mandated to perform the following functions;

  • develop, publish, maintain or withdraw Zambian National Standards and related normative publications serving the standardization needs of Zambia;
  • provide testing services and systems and product certification;
  • provide a voluntary certification mark scheme for the assurance of product conformity to standards;
  • facilitate efficiency in industry and promote trade through standardization;
  • facilitate training in, and provide public education on, standards and quality assurance;
  • participate and represent Zambia in international, regional and foreign bodies with functions similar to the functions of the Bureau;