project brief

BBN Standards Testing

Implementor

Burundi Bureau of Standards.

Target Group

  • Importers and exporters.
  • Manufacturers.
  • Burundi Bureau of standard.

Project Value

US$ 927,000

Implementation Period

2012 - 2016

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Why this project?

The Burundi Bureau of Standards (BBN) is the public body in charge of standards in Burundi. Key responsibilities include:

  • Metrology testing
  • Laboratories services and quality control.
  • Promoting quality assurance and management
  • Creating and management of the certification mark
  • Promoting standardization in industry and commerce
  • Preparing or modifying specifications and codes of practice

TMEA will provide support to BBN in order to carry out this mandate.

What:

TMEA will support BBN with a series of initiatives to establish regulatory framework of standards quality and SPS, upgrading of testing facilities as well as increase awareness on standards.

How:

TMEA will provide technical assistance to BBN to support development of legal and regulatory framework and training. BBN will on a day to day basis manage consultants. Procurements and contracting will be done by TMEA.

Contact:

Aimé Nzoyihera , Email aime.nzoyihera@trademarkea.com

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Desired Results

Burundi Bureau of Standards (BBN) simplify and increase the transparency of import/export procedures; producers improve the quality of products produced; bureau of standards staff and producers improve their understanding of standards and requirements. Together, the results lead to national bureau of standards improving efficiency and effectiveness of testing.

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Key outputs:

Legislation for standards, quality and SPS

Communication and awareness on standards

Testing and certification labs upgraded

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