ZABS sets tone for 2021

The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS), against a tough environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was able to embark on some of its planned activities for the year 2020 that contributed to uplifting the quality and competitiveness of local products on the market. Reviewing the year gone by, ZABS Executive Director Mr. Manuel Mutale said that a total of 156 products were certified, bringing the cumulative number of certified products in the country to 371.
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New Petroleum Testing Equipment to Enhance Quality Tests

The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has received new equipment for the petroleum testing laboratory which will expand its capacity to test all aspects of petroleum products ZABS Testing Laboratories Manager Andrew Chipongo has disclosed. Mr. Chipongo said the Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Analyzer which is valued at 48,000 Euros (equivalent to K1.2 million) will […]
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Minister of Commerce Urges SMEs to Certify Products

Minister in the Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry Hon. Christopher Yaluma has called on Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in the country to utilize the services offered by the Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) in order to improve the quality of their products as a means to access more profitable markets.
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ZABS to operationalize simulumbe laboratory in Mongu

The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) says it is eager to operationalize the Simulumbe laboratory in Mongu, Western Province, as this will support economic activities in the Province. ZABS Executive Director Mr. Manuel Mutale has said the laboratory will not only support the activities under the Cashew Value Chain but will provide an array of testing services for agro processors with a view to improve the quality of goods produced in the province. Mr. Mutale said this when he paid a courtesy call on the Western Province Provincial office in Mongu yesterday, following a visit to the newly constructed laboratories.
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Zambia gets seat on the standards management committee

Zambia, through the Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has been elected to sit on the Standards Management Committee under the African Organization for Standardization (ARSO), ZABS Executive Director Mr. Manuel Mutale has announced. Mr. Mutale announced that Mrs. Belinda Soko Kancheya the Standards Development Manager was voted onto the Committee together with five other candidates from National Standards Bodies of Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda.
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