The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Underwriters Laboratories Incorporated (UL), a standards development organization from the United States of America and Canada. The MoU is a mutual agreement between ZABS and Underwriters Laboratories that will leverage the two institutions’ comparative advantage in respect of the standards development activities.

The MoU among other things seeks to increase knowledge of the standards development activities of the two institutions, utilize resources of UL to strengthen the Zambian National Standardization system and work towards allowing for the acceptance, translation and use of UL standards in Zambia where determined to be appropriate by the Zambia Bureau of Standards under a separate agreement.

This MoU reaffirms our commitment as ZABS to strengthen our National Standardization system so as to contribute effectively to the work of the National Quality Infrastructure which supports the quality, competitiveness and innovations of products and services.

The MoU was signed by the Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Vice President, Global Standards Mr. Philip M. Piqueira and the Executive Director of Zambia Bureau of Standards Mr. Manuel Mutale.