South Sudan National Bureau Of Standards

Our Quality Is Our Pride

Our Mandate

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;