The role of UNBS is the formulation and promotion of the use of standards; enforcing standards in protection of the public health and safety and the environment against dangerous, counterfeit and substandard products; ensuring fairness in trade and precision in industry through reliable measurement systems; strengthening Uganda's economy by enhancing competitiveness of local industries and promotion of quality exports through standardization, quality assurance, testing and metrology.
UNBS carries out the following activities: standards development; assisting industrialists/manufacturers and producers to improve the quality of their products and services; providing information services on all matters related to standards, quality assurance, metrology and testing; market surveillance to rid the market of dangerous, counterfeit and substandard products; verifying accuracy of weighing and measuring instruments used by traders and consumers in commercial transactions and calibrating measuring and testing equipment used in industry; carrying out shipment inspection and conformity assessment for exports, imports and tender supplies; assisting the private sector, procurement agents, government and the general public in conformity assessment of goods by testing, measuring and inspection against standards and/or specifications; carrying out factory inspection to evaluate conformance with standards; and liaison with national, regional and international standardization and related bodies.
Uganda National Bureau of Standards
Plot 2-12, Bypass Link, Industrial & Business Park
Tel: +256 41 450 59 95
Fax: +256 41 428 61 23