3 January 2013

Uganda: Egyptians to Certify Products

The United Registrar of Systems (URS) Egypt, a globally accredited product certification company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Quality and Environment Development Centre, Uganda to offer certification services to products for both local and international markets.

Under the agreement, URS will avail internationally accredited conformity assessment services through testing and inspection of enrolled companies and affecting certification after tentative training of staff.

Tarek Houta, the URS managing director, said this during the signing of the memorandum of understating at Sheraton Hotel recently.

Houta said technical regulations are becoming more important as tariff barriers are lowered hence the need for certification of products before putting them on both local and foreign markets.

"The Government need to protect the health and safety of its citizens," said Houta.

He said their core businesses are the assessment and subsequent judgment of the organisation's management system with respect to compliance to international standards like the ISO9001series, ISO 14001 and others.

He added that enhancing the competitiveness of local industries, promoting fair trade and protecting the health and safety of the consumer products is paramount certification.

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