The Board

The board is responsible for overseeing the implementation and successful operation of the policy and
function of the Bureau thus providing governance and direction in ensuring the fulfillment of the
organization’s mandate. The work of the board includes the review and approval of relevant policies and
strategic plans, approval of Zambian National Standards and investments of the funds of the bureau,
among others. The ZABS Board is appointed by the Minister of Commerce Trade and Industry which
consists of the following part time members;

  • A representative of the Ministry from the department of Industry
  • A representative of the Attorney General
  • Two persons representing manufacturers and the chambers of commerce respectively; and
  • Three persons with experience and knowledge in matters relevant to the Standards Act