African Organisation for Standardisation – ARSO
ARSO was formed in 1977 with the principal mandate to harmonise African Standards, 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.
There are several programmes run by the ARSO Central Secretariat…
ARSO Conformity Assessment Committee (ARSO CACO) , ARSO Consumer Committee (ARSO COCO) , ARSO Documentation Information System Network (ARSO DISNET), ECO Mark Africa (EMA)
Statistics, Services & Progress
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African Standards Development Process
Based on the African Standards Harmonisation Model (ASHAM), ARSO harmonises the standards into African Standards. The Harmonisation process is coordinated by the ARSO Technical Management Committee Chaired by the ARSO President. There are currently 13 broad-based Technical Harmonisation Committees and 58 technical working groups.
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Register of African Experts in Standardization
ARSO encourages all Standardization Experts in Standards Development, Metrology, Quality Assurance, Testing, Certification, Inspection, Sanitary, Phyto-Sanitary, Health, etc to register using the following link below