Standards Harmonisation Work

This page provides you with the Current and Previous Work Under each ARSO TCs as provided for in the African Standards Harmonisation Model.

Information Provided here is for the Public to Note and Participate in the African Standardisation Activities through commenting and noting the Current List of Standards being harmonised and the Levels at which the Standards i.e. Working Drafts, Committee Drafts, Draft African Standards or Final Draft African Standard


ARSO/TC 01, Metrology
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ARSO/TC 02, Apiculture and pollination services
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ARSO/TC 03, Fish, fisheries and aquaculture
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ARSO/TC 04, Milk and milk products
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ARSO/TC 05, Horticulture
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ARSO/TC 06, Coffee, cocoa, tea and related products
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ARSO/TC 07, Meat, poultry, eggs and related products
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ARSO/TC 08, Food additives
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ARSO/TC 09, Spices, culinary herbs and condiments
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ARSO/TC 10, Food hygiene
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ARSO/TC 11, Contaminants and toxins in foods and feeds
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ARSO/TC 12, Cereals, pulses and derived products
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ARSO/TC 13, Oilseeds, edible fats and oils
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ARSO/TC 14, Food packaging and labelling
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ARSO/TC 15, Nutrition and foods for special dietary uses
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ARSO/TC 16, Sugar, starch and confectionery
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ARSO/TC 17, Animal feeding, feeds and feeding stuffs
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ARSO/TC 18, Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
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ARSO/TC 19, Seed and propagation materials
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ARSO/TC 20, Tobacco and similar products
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ARSO/TC 21, Pesticide residues
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ARSO/TC 22, Agrochemicals
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ARSO/TC 23, Live animals
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ARSO/TC 24, Wood and timber products
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ARSO/TC 25, Flooring, roofing and wall finishing
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ARSO/TC 26, Built environment
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ARSO/TC 27, Pipes and ducting systems
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ARSO/TC 28, Drainage engineering
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ARSO/TC 29, Road, rail, air and water transport infrastructure
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ARSO/TC 30, Building and construction materials
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ARSO/TC 31, Farm implements and machinery for agriculture and forestry
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ARSO/TC 32, Household and commercial hardware, appliances and equipment
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ARSO/TC 33, Manufacturing and light engineering
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ARSO/TC 34, Iron, steel and other metals
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ARSO/TC 35, Surface active agents
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ARSO/TC 36, Paper and paper products
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ARSO/TC 37, Petroleum and petrochemical products
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ARSO/TC 38, Organic and inorganic chemicals
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ARSO/TC 39, Paints, varnishes and related products
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ARSO/TC 40, Cosmetics and personal care products
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ARSO/TC 41, Plastics and rubber products
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ARSO/TC 42, Industrial and medical gases
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ARSO/TC 43, Scholastic materials
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ARSO/TC 44, Toys, sports and leisure equipment
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ARSO/TC 45, Foam products
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ARSO/TC 46, Information technology
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ARSO/TC 47, Small electrical power technologies
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ARSO/TC 48, Electrical installations, accessories and safety regulations
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ARSO/TC 49, Electrical cables, overhead conductors and overhead lines
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ARSO/TC 50, Electrical machines and equipment
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ARSO/TC 51, Switchgear, control gear, transmission and distribution equipment
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ARSO/TC 52, Lamps, related accessories and illumination engineering
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ARSO/TC 53, Textiles, textile products and accessories
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ARSO/TC 54, Leather, leather products and accessories
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ARSO/TC 55, Footwear and accessories
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ARSO/TC 56, Transport services
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ARSO/TC 57, Transportation of dangerous goods
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ARSO/TC 58, Packaging and freight containers
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ARSO/TC 59, Automotive technology and engineering
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ARSO/TC 60, Ships and boats
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ARSO/TC 61, Eco-labelling, sustainability and resilient systems
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ARSO/TC 62, Societal security (disaster and emergence management)
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ARSO/TC 63, Drinking water supply and sanitation systems
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ARSO/TC 64, Environmental protection
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ARSO/TC 65, Occupational health and safety
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ARSO/TC 66, Air quality and emissions
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ARSO/TC 67, Equipment for petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas systems
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ARSO/TC 68, Bioenergy and biogas
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ARSO/TC 69, Mining and mineral beneficiation
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ARSO/TC 70, Solar thermal systems and equipment
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ARSO/TC 71, Energy management and energy efficiency
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ARSO/TC 72, Cosmetology and wellness
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ARSO/TC 73, Financial services
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ARSO/TC 74, Healthcare Services
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ARSO/TC 75, Building and construction services
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ARSO/TC 76, Tourism and related services
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ARSO/TC 77, Creative economy
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ARSO/TC 78, Medical devices and equipment
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ARSO/TC 79, Veterinary drugs
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ARSO/TC 80, Pharmaceuticals and medicinal products
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ARSO/TC 81, Quality management and quality assurance
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ARSO/TC 82, African traditional medicine
ARSO TC 82 Work items distributed to the Working Groups
Working Group 1
Terminology and Documentation

1. ISO 19465:2017, Traditional Chinese medicine — Categories of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinical terminological systems
2. ISO/TR 23975:2019, Traditional Chinese medicine — Priority list of single herbal medicines for developing standards
3. ISO/TS 22990:2019, Traditional Chinese medicine — Categories of clinical terminological system to support the integration of clinical terms from traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine
4. WD-ARS 968:2021, African Traditional Medicine — Guidelines for pharmacovigilance
5. NWIP Standardising way of naming plants (vernacular naming) Report have a format.
6. NWIP Terms and terminology for information (NMI) automation

Working Group 2
Cultivation Quality and safety of raw materials

1. ISO 18664:2015, Traditional Chinese Medicine — Determination of heavy metals in herbal medicines used in Traditional Chinese Medicine
2. NWIP African Traditional Medicine — Herbal decoction apparatus
3. ISO 19609-1:2021, Traditional Chinese medicine — Quality and safety of raw materials and manufacturing products made with raw materials — Part 1: General requirements
4. NWIP African Traditional Medicine — Quality and safety of raw materials and manufacturing products made with raw materials — Part 1: General requirements
5. ISO 19609-2:2021, Traditional Chinese medicine — Quality and safety of raw materials and manufacturing products made with raw materials — Part 2: Identity testing of constituents of herbal origin
6. NWIP African Traditional Medicine — Quality and safety of raw materials and manufacturing products made with raw materials — Part 2: Identity testing of constituents of herbal origin
7. ISO 19610:2017, Traditional Chinese medicine — General requirements for industrial manufacturing process of red ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer)
8. ISO 19617:2018, Traditional Chinese medicine — General requirements for the manufacturing process of natural products
9. NWIP African Traditional Medicine — General requirements for the manufacturing process of natural products
10. ISO 21300:2019, Traditional Chinese medicine — Guidelines and specification for Chinese materia medica
11. ISO 22217:2020, Traditional Chinese medicine —Storage requirements for raw materials and decoction pieces
12. NWIP African Traditional Medicine —Storage requirements for raw materials and decoction pieces
13. ISO 22258:2020, Traditional Chinese medicine — Determination of pesticide residues in natural products by gas chromatography
14. NWIP African Traditional Medicine — Determination of pesticide residues in natural products by gas chromatography
15. ISO 22283:2020, Traditional Chinese medicine — Determination of aflatoxins in natural products by LC-FLD
16. NWIP African Traditional Medicine — Determination of aflatoxins in natural products by LC-FLD
17. ISO/AWI 19609-3, Traditional Chinese medicine — Quality and safety of natural materials and manufacturing products made with natural materials — Part 3: Part 3: Testing of the absence of contaminants
18. NWIP African Traditional Medicine — Quality and safety of natural materials and manufacturing products made with natural materials — Part 3: Testing of the absence of contaminants
19. ISO/AWI 19609-4, Traditional Chinese medicine — Quality and safety of natural materials and manufacturing products made with natural materials — Part 4: Part 4: Testing of preservatives and non-wanted compounds
20. NWIP African Traditional Medicine — Quality and safety of natural materials and manufacturing products made with natural materials — Part 4: Part 4: Testing of Preservatives and non wanted compounds
21. ISO/DIS 22467, Traditional Chinese medicine — Determination of microorganism in natural products
22. NWIP African Traditional Medicine — Determination of microorganism in natural products
23. WD-ARS 957:2021, Assessing quality of herbal medicines with reference to contaminants and residues
24. WD-ARS 961:2021, Packaging and labelling of raw medicinal plant materials
25. WD-ARS 963:2021, Requirements for packaging and labelling of ATM remedies
26. WD-ARS 967:2021, Sustainability procedures for medicinal plant resources
27. NWIP Minimum labelling requirements for ATM remedies
28. NWIP Codes for dominant endangered plant species (sustainable cultivation, collection and processing)
 Plantago spps

Working Group 3
Quality, safety and efficacy of manufactured ATM products
1. ISO 21371:2018, Traditional Chinese medicine — Labelling requirements of products intended for oral or topical use
2. NWIP African Traditional Medicine — Labelling requirements of products intended for oral or topical use
3. ISO/FDIS 19609-1, Traditional Chinese medicine — Quality and safety of raw materials and manufacturing products made with raw materials — Part 1: General requirements
4. ISO/FDIS 19609-2, Traditional Chinese medicine — Quality and safety of raw materials and manufacturing products made with raw materials — Part 2: Identity testing of constituents of herbal origin
5. ISO/TS 21310:2020, Traditional Chinese medicine — Microscopic examination of medicinal herbs
6. ISO/WD 19609-3, Traditional Chinese medicine — Quality and safety of natural materials and manufacturing products made with natural materials — Part 3: Part 3: Testing of the absence of contaminants
7. ISO/WD 19609-4.2, Traditional Chinese medicine — Quality and safety of natural materials and manufacturing products made with natural materials — Part 4: Part 4: Testing of preservatives and non-wanted compounds
8. WD-ARS 960:2021, Procedures for processing medicinal plants
9. WD-ARS 962:2021, Storage of raw materials and prepared ATM remedies
10. WD-ARS 965:2021, Preparation of ATM remedies
11. WD-ARS 966:2021, Safety and quality of tools used in ATM
12. NWIPGL Technical guidelines for safety, efficacy & quality
13. NWIP African Traditional Medicine — Determination of sulfur dioxide in natural products by titration
14. NWIP African Traditional Medicine — General requirement of manufacturing procedure and its quality assurance for granules

Working Group 4
Medical Devices and Equipment
1. ISO 17218:2014, Sterile acupuncture needles for single use
2. ISO 18615:2020, Traditional Chinese medicine — General requirements of electric radial pulse tonometric devices
3. ISO 18665:2015, Traditional Chinese medicine — Herbal decoction apparatus
4. ISO 18666:2015, Traditional Chinese medicine — General requirements of moxibustion devices
5. ISO 18746:2016, Traditional Chinese medicine — Sterile intradermal acupuncture needles for single use
6. ISO 19611:2017, Traditional Chinese medicine — Air extraction cupping device
7. NWIP African Traditional Medicine — Air extraction cupping device
8. ISO 20495:2018, Traditional Chinese medicine — Skin electrical resistance measurement devices
9. ISO 21291:2019, Traditional Chinese medicine —Therapeutic fumigation devices
10. NWIP African Traditional Medicine —Therapeutic fumigation devices
11. ISO 22213:2020, Traditional Chinese medicine — Glass cupping device
12. NWIP African Traditional Medicine — Glass cupping device
13. ISO/TS 20758:2019, Traditional Chinese medicine — Abdominal physiological parameter detectors
14. WD-ARS 980 2021 African Traditional Medicine — Medical Devices and Equipment — Powder mixers
15. WD-ARS 981 2021 African Traditional Medicine — Medical Devices and Equipment — Tea bagging machine — Specifications
16. WD-ARS 982 2021 African Traditional Medicine — Medical Devices and Equipment — Hot air oven — Specifications
17. WD-ARS 983 2021 African Traditional Medicine — Medical Devices and Equipment — Coding machine — Specifications
18. WD-ARS 984 2021 African Traditional Medicine — Medical Devices and Equipment — Mixing tanks — Specification
19. WD-ARS 985 2021 African Traditional Medicine — Medical Devices and Equipment — Grinding machine — Specification
20. WD-ARS 986 2021 African Traditional Medicine — Medical Devices and Equipment — Infusion tanks — Specification
21. WD-ARS 987 2021 African Traditional Medicine — Medical Devices and Equipment — Liquid filling machine — Specification
22. WD-ARS 988 2021 African Traditional Medicine — Medical Devices and Equipment — Manual Capsule filling machines (encapsulators) — Specification
23. WD-ARS 989 2021 African Traditional Medicine — Medical Devices and Equipment — Semi auto Capsule filling machines — Specification

Working Group 5
Monographs
1. WD-ARS 956-5-1:2021, ATM — MPS — Anacardium occidentale — Part 5-1: Seed-nut
2. WD-ARS 956-5-2:2021, ATM — MPS — Anacardium occidentale — Part 5-2: Leaves and aerial parts
3. WD-ARS 956-5-3:2021, ATM — MPS — Anacardium occidentale — Part: 5-3 Apple
4. WD-ARS 956-6:2021, ATM — MPS — Moringa oleifera
5. WD-ARS 956-7:2021, ATM — MPS — Prunus africana
6. WD-ARS 956-8:2021, ATM — MPS — Vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf)
7. WD-ARS 956-9:2021, ATM — MPS — Dioscorea bulbifera
8. WD-ARS 956-10:2021, ATM — MPS — Adansonia digitata
9. WD-ARS 956-11:2021, ATM — MPS — Garcinia kola
10. WD-ARS 956-12:2021, ATM — MPS — Hibiscus sabdariffa
11. WD-ARS 956-13:2021, ATM — MPS — Irvingia gabonensis
12. WD-ARS 956-14:2021, ATM — MPS — Ocimum gratissimum (scent leaf)
13. WD-ARS 956-15:20210, ATM – MPS – Carica papaya
14. WD-ARS 956-16:2021, ATM – MPS – Acacia Senegal
15. WD-ARS 956-17:2021, ATM – MPS – Acacia seyal
16. ARS 950:2021, African Traditional Medicine — Terms and terminology
17. ARS 951: 2021, African Traditional Medicine — Good manufacturing practices (GMP) for herbal medicines
18. ARS 952: 2021, African Traditional Medicine — Guidelines on good agricultural and collection practices (GACP) for medicinal plants
19. ARS 953: 2021, African Traditional Medicine — Certification schemes for medicinal plant produce
20. ARS 954: 2021, Minimum requirements for registration of traditional medicines
21. ARS 955: 2021, African Traditional Medicine — Technical guidelines for safety, efficacy and quality of raw materials and herbal medicines
22. ARS 956-1: 2021, African Traditional Medicine — Medicinal plant standards —Aloe vera L. Burm.f.
23. ARS 956-2: 2021, African Traditional Medicine — Medicinal plant standards — Ambrosia maritima L.
24. ARS 956-3: 2021, African Traditional Medicine —- Medicinal plant standards — Urtica dioica L.
25. ARS 956-4: 2021, African Traditional Medicine — Medicinal plant standards — Calotropis procera (Ait) R. Br.

Working Group 6
Treatment procedures and codes of practise
1. ISO 22256:2020, Traditional Chinese medicine — Detection of irradiated natural products by photostimulated luminescence
2. WD-ARS 958:2021, Consumer guidance on good preparation and use of ATM
3. WD-ARS 959:2021, Basic training guidelines for providers of traditional medicine
4. WD-ARS 964:2021, Certification of herbal medicine production facilities
5. WD-ARS 969:2021, African Traditional Medicine — Code of Ethics

ARSO/TC 83, Agriculture and biotechnology
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ARSO/PC 01, Research Management
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