Due to their Mandate and Influence on the establishment of the Legal and Institutional Framework for Regulatory Compliance, the National Bureau of Standards in Africa have a decisive influence on the question “to what degree Technical Barriers to Trade presents a stepping stone or rather a stumbling block towards the implementation of a African Continental Free Trade Area?”
Joseph NGOWET appointed the New Directeur Général Agence Gabonaise de Normalisation (AGANOR).
Mr. Symon O. Mandala appointed the new Director General of Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS)
Abdou Sama appointed the new Director General of the Normalition, de la promotion de la qualité et de la métrologie (DNPQM).
El Hadji Abdourahmane NDIONE appointed the new Director General of the Association Sénégalaise de Normalisation (ASN).
Prof. Dr. B. R. Thomas Yormah appointed the new Executive Director of Sierra Leone Bureau of Standards (SLBS).
Mr. Garth Strachan appointed the Chief Executive Officer (Ag.) of South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)
Mijak Deng appointed the new Acting Executive Director (Ag.) of South Sudan National Bureau of Standards (SSNBS)