Uganda National Bureau of Standards

UNBS is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade,Industry and Co-operatives set up to develop, promote and manage Standards in Uganda for protection of consumers and enhancement of competitiveness of exports in regional and international markets.

Operating as usual

14/05/2021

ICYMI;

Take a look at some of the UNBS stories that made it to mainstream media here πŸ‘‰https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11875

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ICYMI;

Take a look at some of the UNBS stories that made it to mainstream media here πŸ‘‰https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11875

#QualityEverywhere

14/05/2021

UNBS gets new Executive Director, Trade minister Kyambadde lauds UNBS for improved service delivery...

Details of these and more in the UNBS weekly update here πŸ‘‰https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11872

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UNBS gets new Executive Director, Trade minister Kyambadde lauds UNBS for improved service delivery...

Details of these and more in the UNBS weekly update here πŸ‘‰https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11872

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11/05/2021

UNBS GETS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR!

MR. DAVID LIVINGSTONE EBIRU CONFIRMED AS THE NEW UNBS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

See more details here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11860

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UNBS GETS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR!

MR. DAVID LIVINGSTONE EBIRU CONFIRMED AS THE NEW UNBS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

See more details here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11860

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10/05/2021

ICYMI

Take a look at some of the UNBS stories that made it to mainstream media here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11855

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ICYMI

Take a look at some of the UNBS stories that made it to mainstream media here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11855

#QualityEverywhere

10/05/2021

SMEs tipped on business growth & certification, UNBS commended for Promoting Standards in higher learning Institutions, Over 600 cartons of Underweight tealeaves seized...

Details of these stories & more in UNBS weekly update here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11853

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SMEs tipped on business growth & certification, UNBS commended for Promoting Standards in higher learning Institutions, Over 600 cartons of Underweight tealeaves seized...

Details of these stories & more in UNBS weekly update here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11853

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Photos from Uganda National Bureau of Standards's post 06/05/2021

UNBS takes #ARSOEssay2021 Competition to Makerere University
TODAY!

CTF 2 Auditorium on pool road near College of Business and Management Sciences at 10AM.

See how to win $1000 here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11825

DEADLINE: 20TH MAY

#ARSOEssay2021
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MAKERERE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS GUILD Makerere University Makerere University Arena

Photos from Uganda National Bureau of Standards's post 06/05/2021

IUIU’s Chemistry lecturer Mr. Yusuf Kyejjusa said that the tour is an eye opener that gives students a chance to practically experience the theory taught in class.

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Photos from Uganda National Bureau of Standards's post 06/05/2021

IUIU commends UNBS for study tour of the UNBS testing laboratories offered to IUIU’s third year Chemistry students.

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Photos from Uganda National Bureau of Standards's post 05/05/2021

UNBS takes #ARSOEssay2021 to Islamic University In Uganda.

All University students are encouraged to participate, winner will walk away with $1000.

See more details on how to win here πŸ‘‰https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11825

#ARSOEssay2021
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04/05/2021

UNBS launches 8th continental ARSO Essay Competition

Theme: Role of Standardisation in promoting Arts, Culture & Heritage – The creative Economy in Africa.

Send your essay to [email protected] by 20th May 2021.

See how to win hereπŸ‘‰https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11825
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Photos from Uganda National Bureau of Standards's post 04/05/2021

UNBS seizes over 600 cartons of Sahara Tangawizi & Sahara Mchuzi mix tealeaves packed by Malcom Ssema Business Solutions Ltd in Mutundwe, for under quoting weight on product packaging.

The tea leaves weighed averagely 8 g different from 12 g indicated on product packaging.

Photos from Uganda National Bureau of Standards's post 21/04/2021

UNBS cautions clearing agents against unauthorized releases and corruption.

Suspected clearing agents and consolidators penalized.

See full story here πŸ‘‰https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11814

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04/04/2021

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

01/04/2021

STAGE 9: E-PERMIT ISSUANCE

Applicant is issued an e-permit valid for one (1) year upon payment of applicable certification fees.

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STAGE 9: E-PERMIT ISSUANCE

Applicant is issued an e-permit valid for one (1) year upon payment of applicable certification fees.

#CertificationProcess
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01/04/2021

STAGE 8: CERTIFICATION DECISION/APPROVAL

If satisfied, the Certification Review Committee (CRC) recommends to the Executive Director to approve grant of permit to use the Distinctive Mark on products of the applicant.

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STAGE 8: CERTIFICATION DECISION/APPROVAL

If satisfied, the Certification Review Committee (CRC) recommends to the Executive Director to approve grant of permit to use the Distinctive Mark on products of the applicant.

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01/04/2021

STAGE 7: REVIEW

If the company has fulfilled requirements of relevant standards as confirmed by the audit report & test results, the company file is forwarded to the Certification Review Committee for consideration of grant of permit.

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STAGE 7: REVIEW

If the company has fulfilled requirements of relevant standards as confirmed by the audit report & test results, the company file is forwarded to the Certification Review Committee for consideration of grant of permit.

#CertificationProcess
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31/03/2021

Are you an importer or clearing agent?

UNBS' engagement with all importers and clearing agents under UCIFA about PVOC & release of tagged goods is ONGOING...

Register to be part of the meeting here πŸ‘‰https://bit.ly/3dl2XXK

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Are you an importer or clearing agent?

UNBS' engagement with all importers and clearing agents under UCIFA about PVOC & release of tagged goods is ONGOING...

Register to be part of the meeting here πŸ‘‰https://bit.ly/3dl2XXK

#QualityEverywhere

31/03/2021

STAGE 6: CLOSURE OF NON-CONFORMANCES

Where issues are raised during the audit or where product failures have been identified, the company is given time (within 30 days) to close out the identified non-conformances.

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STAGE 6: CLOSURE OF NON-CONFORMANCES

Where issues are raised during the audit or where product failures have been identified, the company is given time (within 30 days) to close out the identified non-conformances.

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30/03/2021

Are you an importer or clearing agent?

UNBS will be engaging all importers and clearing agents under UCIFA about PVOC & release of tagged goods TOMORROW 31st March 2021, 9:30AM

Register to be part of the meeting here πŸ‘‰https://bit.ly/3dl2XXK

#QualityEverywhere

Are you an importer or clearing agent?

UNBS will be engaging all importers and clearing agents under UCIFA about PVOC & release of tagged goods TOMORROW 31st March 2021, 9:30AM

Register to be part of the meeting here πŸ‘‰https://bit.ly/3dl2XXK

#QualityEverywhere

30/03/2021

STAGE 5: PRODUCT EVALUATION

The auditors obtain samples from the facility at the time of the audit and submit to the UNBS laboratory for testing.

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STAGE 5: PRODUCT EVALUATION

The auditors obtain samples from the facility at the time of the audit and submit to the UNBS laboratory for testing.

#CertificationProcess
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30/03/2021

STAGE 4: AUDIT

UNBS auditors visit the applicant’s facility for the on site evaluation to assess the production and quality assurance processes. An audit plan is shared with the applicant before the on-site audit.

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STAGE 4: AUDIT

UNBS auditors visit the applicant’s facility for the on site evaluation to assess the production and quality assurance processes. An audit plan is shared with the applicant before the on-site audit.

#CertificationProcess
#QualityEverywhere

30/03/2021

STAGE 3: PAYMENT

The company is billed for audit and testing fees. The payment
notice is generated and sent through the e-system to the client via the email provided;

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STAGE 3: PAYMENT

The company is billed for audit and testing fees. The payment
notice is generated and sent through the e-system to the client via the email provided;

#CertificationProcess
#QualityEverywhere

29/03/2021

#CertificationProcess

STAGE 2: APPLICATION REVIEW

Once you register for Product Certification online, the information you’ve submitted to UNBS is evaluated for completeness and
adequacy. Any concerns with the application are resolved at this stage before proceeding with the process.

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STAGE 2: APPLICATION REVIEW

Once you register for Product Certification online, the information you’ve submitted to UNBS is evaluated for completeness and
adequacy. Any concerns with the application are resolved at this stage before proceeding with the process.

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29/03/2021

REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION;

- A valid email address and
- A Tax Identification Number (TIN)
- Product labels/marking
- Certificate of Business Registration
- Production process Flow chart or production process description

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REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION;

- A valid email address and
- A Tax Identification Number (TIN)
- Product labels/marking
- Certificate of Business Registration
- Production process Flow chart or production process description

#QualityEverywhere

29/03/2021

Have you registered for UNBS certification?

Apply for UNBS product certification online via https://cims.unbs.go.ug

#QualityEverywhere

Have you registered for UNBS certification?

Apply for UNBS product certification online via https://cims.unbs.go.ug

#QualityEverywhere

26/03/2021

ICYMI;

Take a look at some of the UNBS stories that made it to mainstream media here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11784

#QualityEverywhere

ICYMI;

Take a look at some of the UNBS stories that made it to mainstream media here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11784

#QualityEverywhere

26/03/2021

Maize flour dealers urged to adhere to quality standards, list of certified maize milling companies released, Uganda celebrates World Consumer Rights Day...

Details of these and more, in the weekly update here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11781

#QualityEverywhere

Maize flour dealers urged to adhere to quality standards, list of certified maize milling companies released, Uganda celebrates World Consumer Rights Day...

Details of these and more, in the weekly update here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11781

#QualityEverywhere

26/03/2021

UNBS waives PVoC surcharges for the period 25th March to 24th April 2021 to help importers struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UNBS waives PVoC surcharges for the period 25th March to 24th April 2021 to help importers struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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24/03/2021

Get to know more about HOW TO GET THE UNBS QUALITY MARK, TONIGHT!

Tune in to 88.8 CBS FM; Wednesday, 24th March, 2021; 8PM to 9PM.

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Get to know more about HOW TO GET THE UNBS QUALITY MARK, TONIGHT!

Tune in to 88.8 CBS FM; Wednesday, 24th March, 2021; 8PM to 9PM.

#QualityEverywhere

24/03/2021

#DidYouKnow that maize can easily get contaminated in the milling process?

To avoid contamination, ensure that the maize milling equipment is regularly cleaned. The cleaning records should be well kept, as required by the Uganda standards

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#DidYouKnow that maize can easily get contaminated in the milling process?

To avoid contamination, ensure that the maize milling equipment is regularly cleaned. The cleaning records should be well kept, as required by the Uganda standards

#QualityEverywhere

24/03/2021

#DidYouKnow that maize flour can be easily contaminated during storage?

To avoid contamination, avoid storing maize or maize flour directly on the floor. Store on pallets to avoid contact with damp floors that could lead to Moulds and Aflatoxin contamination.

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#DidYouKnow that maize flour can be easily contaminated during storage?

To avoid contamination, avoid storing maize or maize flour directly on the floor. Store on pallets to avoid contact with damp floors that could lead to Moulds and Aflatoxin contamination.

#QualityEverywhere

23/03/2021

UNBS releases list of certified maize milling companies as at 22nd March 2021.

Over 50 maize milling companies are still in the procdess of certification.

See FULL LIST here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11768
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UNBS releases list of certified maize milling companies as at 22nd March 2021.

Over 50 maize milling companies are still in the procdess of certification.

See FULL LIST here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11768
#QualityEverywhere

23/03/2021

UNBS urges maize flour dealers to adhere to quality standards.

See list of standards requirements to minimise maize flour contamination here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11772

#QualityEverywhere

UNBS urges maize flour dealers to adhere to quality standards.

See list of standards requirements to minimise maize flour contamination here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11772

#QualityEverywhere

19/03/2021

ICYMI;

Take a look at some of the UNBS stories that made it to mainstream media here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11760

#QualityEverywhere

ICYMI;

Take a look at some of the UNBS stories that made it to mainstream media here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11760

#QualityEverywhere

19/03/2021

Public urged to comment on sanitization booth draft standard, Traders of medical gowns and gloves sensitized about standards, Herbal Drinks Must Have Evidence of Health Claims...

These and more, in the UNBS weekly Update here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11758

#QualityEverywhere

Public urged to comment on sanitization booth draft standard, Traders of medical gowns and gloves sensitized about standards, Herbal Drinks Must Have Evidence of Health Claims...

These and more, in the UNBS weekly Update here πŸ‘‰ https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11758

#QualityEverywhere

ABOUT US

Uganda National Bureau of Standards is a government agency under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives established to develop, promote and enforce the use of standards. We ensure that the products on the market are safe for human consumption and also encourage the public to be on the look out for sub standard products.

UNBS operates a product certification scheme where we encourage local producers to acquire the Q-mark after being assessed and found to consistently meet the requirements of the relevant product standards. You can access standards on our website at www.unbs.go.ug

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