project brief

RBS institutional capacity strengthened

Implementor

Rwanda Bureau of Standards

Target Group

Importers and exporters, Manufacturers, Rwanda Bureau of Standards.

Project Value

US$ 4,963,229.71

Implementation Period

2012 - 2017

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Why this project?

The Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS) has the responsibility to coordinate development and implementation of policies in line with Rwanda National Policy 2010 and the EAC SQMT Act 2006. The bureau is also charged with the responsibility to build capacity in testing laboratories to support industries and ensure Rwanda goods comply with national and regional standards. TMA will provide support to RBS in order to carry out this mandate.

What:

TMA’s assistance on standards compliance specifically addresses the wider elements of a national quality Infrastructure which includes conformity assessment through testing and accreditation.

How:

TMA will provide technical assistance to RBS to support development of legal and regulatory framework and training RBS and non RBS quality officials. RBS will on a day to day basis manage consultants. Procurements and contracting will be done by TMA.

Contact:

Anataria Karimba, Email: anataria.karimba@trademarkea.com

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Desired Results

Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS) 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, improves efficiency and effectiveness of testing.

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Key outputs:

Legal framework for standards, quality assurance and SPS;

Communication and awareness on standards;

Training programme for non RBS quality infrastructure officials;

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