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ABOUT US

The Zambia Bureau of Standards is a statutory body under the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry. It implements the Standards Act No. 4 of 2017 of the laws of Zambia and was established by an Act of Parliament in 1982 which was repealed by CAP 416 of 1994. Prior to 1st January 2018, ZABS operated under CAP 416 which mandated the Bureau to produce Standards, Enforce the Compulsory Standards, Test Products and offer Metrology Services to Industry. The implementation of the National Quality Policy (NQP) which required re-aligning of the National Quality Infrastructure saw the birth of three new institutions namely Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency (ZCSA), Zambia Metrology Agency (ZMA) and Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) itself through the enactments of various Acts.






VISION
A credible and proactive Institution, providing Standardization and Quality Assurance services globally


MISSION

To efficiently and effectively provide Standardization and Quality Assurance services in order to promote competiveness of industry and quality culture so as to contribute to sustainable socio-economic development.



CORE VALUES

Transparency
Accountability
Service driven
Timeliness
Excellence