African Organization for Standardisation (ARSO) is an intergovernmental body, established by OAU and UNECA in 1977 with the principal mandate to harmonise African Standards and conformity assessment procedures in order to reduce Technical Barriers to Trade and therefore promote intra African and international Trade as well as enhance the industrialization of Africa. Read more on ARSO…


20th ARSO General Assembly events, Kigali Rwanda. Read more… Photos…

ARSO president address’s during African day of Standarardisation – June 2014 Read more…

Ambassador Valentine Rugwabiza

Amb.  Rugwabiza officiating over the African Day of Standardisation Read more…


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Upcoming Events

African  Harmonisation Meeting for THC 03 & THC 13 » November

Standardisation Training » July 2014

Topical Standardisation Issues

Agriculture Trade and Supply Constraints in Africa. Read more…

Protecting the African Consumers and enhancing African Competitiveness. Read more…

Improving skills and abilities in dealing with standards related subjects Read more…

News from ARSO Member States and Affiliates

RNF, Réseau Normalisation et Francophonie (RNF) » Interesting Standardisation News Click here to see more News on Member States

Importance Of Standards : The Thoughts Of Namibian Standards Institute (NSI). »  Read more…

From the Desk of the Secretary General
Hermogene Nsengimana

Hermogene Nsengimana, PhD
ARSO Sec. Gen.

Good Will Message

Am delighted to convey the compliments of the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) to all standards bodies and stakeholders.I appreciate the confidence that the ARSO Council and ARSO fraternity have in my ability to steer ARSO to greater success in the years to come. It is a great pleasure to serve this great organization but at the same time challenging. Thus I seek your full support, alone I may fail but together we can.Read More… Click link to access more from the Desk of the Secretary General


Newsletter TopARSO Newsletter - ARSO Quarterly Newsletter – July 2014 Check Older Newsletters here…click here

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