South Sudan National Bureau Of Standards

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Enhancing coordination of programmes and projects that promotes effective standards
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Enhancing coordination of programmes and projects that promotes effective standards
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Enhancing coordination of programmes and projects that promotes effective standards
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Technical regulations are implemented in all the sectors of the economy to enhance prosperity for all

Vision

A South Sudan where international provisions in standardization, conformity assessment, quality assurance, metrology, testing and technical regulations are implemented in all the sectors of the economy to enhance prosperity for all

Mission

To enhance coordination of programmes and projects that promotes effective standards, quality assurance, metrology, testing, accreditation, calibration and inspection services in South Sudan

Core Values

  • Professionalism,
  • Teamwork,
  • Integrity,
  • Accountability and Transparency,
  • Equity and Inclusiveness

From SSMO To SSNBS (Our Background)

South Sudan National Bureau of Standards (SSNBS) commenced as Sudanese Standards and Metrology Organization (SSMO) in the Sudan. The SSMO was established through the Ministry of Cabinet Resolution No. 287 dated 1992, Presidential Decree issued on 10th November 1992 and National Assembly Resolution No. 68 dated 1993. It was housed too within the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, Republic of the Sudan.

Our Mandate

The South Sudan National Bureau of Standards (SSNBS) was first established as a Directorate of Grade &Standards of the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Supply in 2006 vide Republican Decree through Council of Ministers’ Resolution 116/2006 and later created as a full fledged Bureau in 2012 via SSNBS Act to take charge of development of standards, inspection and quality assurance&, and metrology, testing and calibration services in the Republic of South Sudan

Core functions of the South Sudan National Bureau of Standards (SSNBS)

Arising from the mandate and in accordance with SSNBS Act 2012 & Weights & Measurements Act 2012, the SSNBS Functions are to:

  • Formulate general policies, regulations plans and programmes in the fields of standards, metrology, testing and calibration facilities;
  • Formulate standard specifications for commodities and codes of practice as may be required from time to time;
  • Promote and facilitate a standardization programme for South Sudan and the participation of South Sudan in international standardisation activities; 
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Policy Goals

The SSNBS is tasked to achieve the following policy (Strategic) goals:

  1. Strengthen regulatory framework
  2. Enhance standardisation in the country
  • Promote effective metrology for the Republic of South Sudan.
    1. Improve on laboratory testing and calibration services in the country
    2. Provide effective certification to the investors so as to promote competitive trade
    3. Enhance quality assurance in trade and commerce in South Sudan
  • Strengthen capacity building and infrastructure development of the SSNBS
  • Enhance institutional efficiency and effectiveness in implementation and service delivery in the SSNBS.
    1. Institutionalise and enhance service delivery through research, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
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