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Govt roots for standardization marks on products for sustainable development

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NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 15 –Industrialisation Principal Secretary Kirimi Kaberia has urged manufacturers to always have standardization quality marks on their products.

Kaberia, who officiated a ceremony to mark the World Standards Day in Nairobi, said standards are key in enhancing sustainable development.

“Standards enable all the dimension of sustainable development; the environment, the economy, and society and play a key role in supporting a distributed government model,” Kaberia said.

A Standardisation mark is given to a product or products that meet specific set standards on quality, manufacturing method, packaging, performance among others.

Kaberi said standards were necessary in ensuring that imports and exports are market-friendly and would improve the economic condition of businesses in the country.

The World standard day celebration is marked annually to commemorate collaborative effects of thousands of experts worldwide that develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards.

Mgore assured that through the establishment of international standards the export and import business will be enhanced.

“The Government’s, Vision 2030 spells out the role of standards in facilitating better trade and market access of Kenyan products from the small, medium and large enterprises across the region,” Mgore added.

The Kenya Bureau of Standards Council Chairman, Bernard Mgore called for the establishment of international standards to enhance the quality of products.

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“The use of these standards will contribute to better business and industrial practices that will be the impetus for improved quality of agricultural and manufactured products,” Mgore said.



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