rwanda standards board


IKIGO CY'IGIHUGU GITSURA UBUZIRANENGE

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

Within the framework of the TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) project for capacity building of the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) and Private Sector, implemented by the British Standards Institution (BSI), under the twinning Momerandum of Understanding  between BSI and RSB;

RSB has the pleasure to ivite all interested enterprises to participate in a one day awareness workshop on the implementation of  ISO 9001 Quality Management System — Requirements (QMS).  ISO 9001-QMS is an international standard applicable to all sectors of industry, including manufacturing, services and organizations that wish to have in place a quality management system.

This is not a product standard, but a management system standard to demonstrate an organization’s ability to provide consistently products or services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. ISO 9001-QMS specifies ‘what’ is required to be done by an organization but does not indicate ‘how’ it should be done, thus giving great flexibility in running a given business.  The topics to be covered in the one-day workshop are the following:

  • Improving competitiveness through quality
  • The ISO 9001 family of standards
  • Overview of ISO 9001 - QMS requirements
  • Setting up an ISO 9001- QMS in an organization and resources needed
  • Costs and benefits of obtaining ISO 9001- QMS certification
  • Problems encountered in implementing ISO 9001- QMS
  • Methodology for capacity building on ISO 9001- QMS
  • The RSB ISO 9001- QMS certification scheme.


Enterprises and organizations interested in participating in the workshop are requested to fill in an Application Form which will be found on RSB website: www.rsb.gov.rw or collected from RSB Headquarters, 49 KK 15 R, Kicukiro Centre.

The workshop is scheduled on the 19th May 2015 starting from 8:30am to be held in Kigali but the venue will be communicated in the due course to the enterprises that will have completed and returned the application form.

For any enquiries, please call the RSB toll-free line 3250.

Done in Kigali on 04/05/2015

Dr.Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe
Director General

 

Downloads:

 

English: Announcement for ISO 9001 Awareness Workshop [pdf, 203KB]

               Application form for ISO 9001 Awareness Workshop [pdf, 55KB]

Kinyarwanda: Itangazo ku bukangurambaga ISO 9001 [pdf, 199KB]

                          Ifishi isaba kwitabira amahugurwa kuri ISO 9001 [pdf, 56KB]

 

Announcement on Spirits for Human Consumption


Rwanda Standards Board reminds all importers and manufacturers of alcoholic drinks (Spirits) with alcohol content of 37.5% - 45% that such spirits must be in Glass Bottles and with minimum filling volume of 200 ML...

For more details, click to download the announcement>>


Itangazo ku nzoga zinyobwa zo mu bwoko bwa "Spirits"

Ikigo cy'Igihugu gistsura Ubuziranenge (RSB), kirongera kwibutsa abatumiza hanze n'abakora inzoga zo mu bwoko bwa "Spirits" ko inzoga zifite ibipimo bya arukolo "Alcohol" biri hagati ya 37.5% na 45% zigomba kuba zipfunyitse mu macupa y'ibirahure ameneka (Glass Bottles) afite ingano yo hasi (Minimum Content) ya miriritiro magana abiri (200 ml)

Kumenya amakuru arambuye, kanda Itangazo ku nzoga zo mu bwoko bwa "spirits"

 

ITANGAZO RIREBANA N’IYUBAHIRIZWA RY’AMABWIRIZA Y’UBUZIRANENGE AGENA IBIPIMO BY’URUSAKU


Hashingiwe ku Itegeko Ngenga N° 04/2005 ryo ku wa 08/04/2005 rigena uburyo bwo kurengera, kubungabunga no guteza imbere ibidukikije mu Rwanda, cyane cyane mu ngingo yaryo ya 37;

Nyuma y’uko bigaragaye ko hari ikibazo cy’urusaku rwangiza ubuzima bw’ibinyabuzima, ruhungabanya abahaturiye cyangwa rwangiza ibintu;

Ikigo cy’Igihugu Gitsura Ubuziranenge (Rwanda Standards Board-RSB), gishimishijwe no kumenyesha abaturarwanda bose ko hashyizweho Amabwiriza y’Ubuziranenge agena ibipimo fatizo by’urusaku, igihe n’ahantu ibyo bipimo by’urusaku bikoreshwa. Ayo Mabwiriza ari mo Amabwiriza Nyarwanda ari yo RS 236 (Acoustics – Noise pollution – Tolerance limits) na RS 237 (Vibration – Tolerance limits) hamwe n’Amabwiriza Mpuzamahanga y’Ubuziranenge agena uburyo bwo kurinda abantu n’ibintu urusaku n’ingaruka mbi zirukomokaho. Ayo Mabwiriza yose akaba aboneka ku cyicaro cy’Ikigo cy’Igihugu Gitsura Ubuziranenge (RSB).

Ikigo cy’Igihugu Gitsura Ubuziranenge (RSB) kikaba gikangurira Inzego za Leta n’iz’Abikorera ndetse n’Abaturarwanda muri rusange kubahiriza ibikubiye muri ayo Mabwiriza y’Ubuziranenge agena ibipimo by’urusaku mu rwego rwo kubungabunga ibidukikije no kubungabunga umutekano n’umudendezo bisesuye by’Abaturarwanda.

Bikorewe i Kigali, ku wa 09/09/2014.


Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe
Umuyobozi Mukuru



ITANGAZO RIGENEWE ABANYAMAKURU


MU RWEGO RWO KURENGERA UBUZIMA BW’ABATURARWANDA, IKIGO CY’IGIHUGU GITSURA UBUZIRANENGE KIRAMENYESHA ABATURARWANDA BOSE KO HARI IBIRIBWA BYO MU BWOKO BW’IMBUTO (CHERRIES) BIFITEMO IBIVUNGUKIRA BY’AMACUPA BIPFUNYITSE MU MA JAGI Y’IBIRAHURE BIKABA BYAROHEREJWE MU BIHUGU BY’AFURIKA HARIMO N’URWANDA.

IBYO BIRIBWA BIZWI KWIZINA RYA EVERYDAY BIFITE BATCH No. 10652, UBUREMERE  BWA BURI JAGI NI 680.0g, BIZARANGIRA KU ITALIKI YA 31/12/2016, BYAKOREWE MU GIHUGU CYA HUNGARY BIKOZWE NA SOSIYETE YA PARMEN KONSERVIPARI ZRT.

ABACURUZI, ABAHAGARARIYE ABACURUZI MURI ZA GASUTAMO ABAGUZI  NDETSE  NABATURA  RWANDA BOSE BASABWE KWIRINDA IBYO BIRIBWA  KANDI  BABIBONA BAKAMENYESHA INZEGO BIREBA.

BIKOREWE I KIGALI KU WA 17/09/2014.


Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe
Umuyobozi Mukuru


PRESS RELEASE


IN ORDER TO PROTECT CONSUMERS IN RWANDA, RSB WOULD LIKE TO INFORM ALL IMPORTERS, CLEARING AGENTS, CONSUMERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT SOME CONTAMINATED FOOD PRODUCT NAMELY CHERRIES FROM HUNGARY CONTAMINATED BY GLASS FRAGMENTS HAS BEEN DISPATCHED TO AFRICAN COUNTRIES INCLUDING RWANDA.

THIS FOOD BY THE BRAND NAMES OF EVERYDAY PACKAGED IN GLASS JARS HAVE BATCH NUMBER 10652, NET WEIGHT 680.0g VALID UNTIL 31ST DECEMBER 2016, WERE MANUFACTURED IN HUNGARY BY PARMEN KONSERVIPARI ZRT.

ALL TRADERS, CLEARING AGENTS AND CONSUMERS ARE HEREBY REQUESTED TO BE AWARE OF THIS AND INFORM CONCERNED INSTITUTIONS.


DONE AT KIGALI ON 17/09/2014.

Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe
Director General


ITANGAZO

ITANGAZO RYO GUHAGARIKA IBINYOBWA BYA KARGASOK, KOMBUCHA NA MANUFRESH

MU RWEGO RWO KURENGERA UBUZIMA BW’ABATURARWANDA, IKIGO CY’IGIHUGU GITSURA UBUZIRANENGE (RSB) GIFATANYIJE NA MINISITERI Y’UBUZIMA CYONGEYE KUMENYESHA ABATURARWANDA BOSE KO IBINYOBWA BIFITE AMAZINA YA KOMBUCHA, KARGASOK NA MANUFRESH BITEMEWE GUKORERWA NO GUCURUZWA MU RWANDA.

IKORWA, ICURUZWA N’IKWIRAKWIZA RY’IBYO BINYOBWA NDETSE N’IBINDI BINYOBWA BAKORESHA IGIHUMYO BIRAHAGARITSWE.

INZEGO Z’UBUYOBOZI BW’IBANZE ZOSE NA POLISI Y’IGIHUGU BASABWE GUKUMIRA IKORWA N’ICURUZWA RY’IBYO BINYOBWA.

BIKOREWE I KIGALI KU WA 11/09/2014.


Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe
Umuyobozi Mukuru

ITANGAZO

Ikigo cy’Igihugu gitsura Ubuziranenge (RBS), kiramenyesha Ibigo, Amashyirahamwe, Amakoperative, n’Abanyarwanda muri rusange bose babyifuza ko kizatanga amahugurwa kumabwiriza y’Ubuziranenge mu mwaka wa 2014-2015 akurikira;

  • ISO 9001:2008, Amabwiriza mpuzamahanga ajyanye no gucunga neza ibigo n’amashyirahamwe (Quality Management Systems)
  • ISO 22000:2005, Amabwiriza mpuzamahanga ajyanye n’ubuziranenge bw’ibiribwa n’ibinyobwa (Food Safety Management Systems)
  • ISO19011:2005, Amabwiriza mpuzamahanga ajyanye no gucunga , kugenzura ubuziranenge bw’aho dukorera n’ibidukikije muri rusange( Guidelines for quality and/or environmental Management systems auditing )
  • ISO/IEC 17025, Amabwiriza mpuzamahanga ajyanye no gucunga neza , ubuziranenge bw’ubupimiro, laboratwari laboratory Management Systems
  • ISO 14001:2004, Amabwiriza mpuzamahanga ajyanye no gucunga ubuziranenge bw’aho dukorera n’ibidukikije muri rusange Environmental management systems
  • OHSAS 18001:2007, Amabwiriza mpuzamahanga ajyanye no gucunga ubuziranenge bw’ ibikoresho dukoresha n’ingaruka zabyo ku bakozi Occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS)
  • HACCP : Amabwiriza yo gucunga uburyo bwo gukumira Ibiza byakwangiza umusaruro (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point)
  • Different Product Standards, Amabwiriza mpuzamahanga ajyanye no gucunga ireme ry’ubwiza ku bicuruzwa byatunganyijwe mu nganda etc.

 

Abifuza kuzakurikirana ayo mahugurwa barasabwa gutangira kwiyandikisha kugirango bashyirwe kurutonde rw’abazahugurwa muburyo bukurikira;


Gusura urubuga rwa RBS, www.rwanda-standards.org ,Training, Downloads, Application Form/ Ifishi, mukayuzuza neza mukayizana kuri RBS cyangwa mukayohereza kuriyi email hasi.

Igihe ntarengwa cyo kwiyandikisha n’itariki ya 22/08/2014. Kubindi bisobanuro mushobora guhamagara ushinzwe amahugurwa kuri +250788845165 cyangwa kuri  email emmanuel.rubarita@rbs.org.rw

Mugire Amahoro,

Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe
Umuyobozi Mukuru


ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Bureau of Standards is pleased to inform the Public that it will be offering training on the following Standards during the year 2014-2015:

  • ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems;
  • ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management Systems;
  • ISO19011:2005 Guidelines for quality and/or environmental Management systems auditing ;
  • ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory Management Systems;
  • ISO 14001:2004 Environmental management systems;
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS) ;
  • HACCP
  • Different Product Standards etc.;


Interested institutions, Companies, Cooperatives and Consumer Associations are requested to start their applications, as below, so that they are included in 2014/2015 Annual training Calendar.

Application guide/steps;

1.    Visit our website www.rwanda-standards.org
2.    > Training
3.    > Downloads
4.    > Application form (print, fill it and drop it to RBS Head Office or to the email below)

Deadline for receiving applications is 22nd August 2014. For more information, please contact the Training Coordinator on +250788845165 or email on emmanuel.rubarita@rbs.org.rw

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe
Director General

ITANGAZO: Expo 2014

IKIGO CY’IGIHUGU GITSURA UBUZIRANENGE (RBS) KIRIBUTSA ABANYENGANDA N’ ABACURUZI BOSE KO IBICURUZWA BYOSE BYABA IBIKORERWA MU RWANDA CYANGWA IBITURUKA HANZE BISHYIRWA KU ISOKO N’IBIZAMURIKWA IGIHE CY’ IMURIKA GURISHA (EXPO) ITEGANYIJWE KUVA TARIKI 23/7- 6/8/2014 KO BIGOMBA KUBA BYUJUJE UBUZIRANENGE.

NTAWEMEREWE KWINJIZA MURI ZONE YA EXPO IBYO BICURUZWA BITUJUJE UBUZIRANENGE. UZAFATWA AMURIKA CYANGWA AGURISHA IBYO BICURUZWA BITUJUJE UBUZIRANENGE AZAHANWA HAKURIKIJWE AMATEGEKO Y’ URWANDA.
   
BIKOREWE I KIGALI, KU WA 16/07/2014.

Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe
Umuyobozi Mukuru


ANNOUNCEMENT: INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR 2014

RWANDA BUREAU OF STANDARDS (RBS) WOULD LIKE TO REMIND ALL MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS THAT ALL PRODUCTS BOTH MANUFACTURED AND IMPORTED IN RWANDA, AND THOSE THAT ARE TO BE DISPLAYED DURING THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR, SCHEDULED FROM 23/07-06/08/2014, SHALL COMPLY WITH STANDARDS REQUIREMENTS.


NO INDIVIDUAL OR COMPANY IS ALLOWED TO BRING INTO THE TRADE FAIR ZONE THE PRODUCTS WHICH DO NOT CONFORM TO STANDARDS REQUIREMENTS.


WHOEVER WILL BE FOUND SELLING OR DISPLAYING SUBSTANDARD PRODUCTS WILL BE PUNISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EXISTING LAWS Of RWANDA.

KIGALI, 16th JULY 2014

Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe
Director General


ITANGAZO


UBUYOBOZI BW’IKIGO CY’IGIHUGU GITSURA UBUZIRANENGE (RWANDA BUREAU OF STANDARDS-RBS) BURAMENYESHA ABANTU BOSE KO YAWURUTE (YOGHURT) ZITWA: JOY, INGABO, RUBIRIZI DAIRY NA NYANZA DAIRY KO ZITEMEWE KURIBWA KUKO ZITUJUJE IBISABWA N’AMABWIRIZA Y’UBUZIRANENGE.


UBUYOBOZI BWA RBS BWONGEYE KUMENYESHA ABARANGURA, ABAGURISHA N’ABANYWA AMATA N’IBIYAKOMOKAHO KO MBERE YO KUGURA ICYO GICURUZWA, BAZAJYA BIRINDA KUGURA IBIDAFITE IBYANGOMBWA BY’UBUZIRANENGE BIGARAGAZA KO BYASUZUMWE. 


IGIHE IBI BICURUZWA BYAVUZWE HARUGURU BIZAGARAGAZA KO BYUBAHIRIJE AMABWIRIZA Y’UBUZIRANENGE, ABANTU BAZONGERA BABIMENYESHWE.

BIKOREWE I KIGALI, KU WA 23/12/2013


Dr. MARK CYUBAHIRO BAGABE
UMUYOBOZI MUKURU 


ANNOUNCEMENT


THE RWANDA BUREAU OF STANDARDS (RBS) WISHES TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT YOGHURTS WITH BRAND NAMES OF JOY, INGABO, RUBIRIZI DAIRY AND NYANZA DAIRY ARE NOT SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION BECAUSE THEY DON’T CONFORM TO SAFETY REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARDS.


RBS REMINDS ALL WHOLESALERS, RETAILERS AND CONSUMERS OF MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS TO BE VIGILANT AND REJECT SUCH PRODUCTS WHICH DON’T HAVE PROOF OF SAFETY COMPLIANCE.


ONCE THE ABOVE NAMED PRODUCTS HAVE DEMONSTRATED COMPLIANCE TO STANDARDS REQUIREMENTS, THE PUBLIC WILL BE INFORMED.


DONE AT KIGALI; 23rd DECEMBER, 2013.


Dr. MARK CYUBAHIRO BAGABE
DIRECTOR GENERAL



ITANGAZO

Hashingiwe ku Itegeko N°36/2012 ryo kuwa 21/09/2012 rigenga ihiganwa mu bucuruzi no kurengera abaguzi, cyane cyane mu ngingo zaryo za 47, 48 na 49; no ku Mabwiriza ya Minisitiri w’Ubucuruzi n’Inganda n°21/2013 yo kuwa 03/07/2013 ashyiraho Amabwiriza Nyarwanda y’Ubuziranenge Ntarengwa;


Nyuma yo kubona ko Uruganda rukora amabati rwitwa Kigali New Hardware rwanze gukosora amakosa yarwo ahubwo rugahitamo gushyira ku isoko amabati atujuje ubuziranenge, kandi ibyo bakaba barabikoze nkana birengagije inama bagiriwe n’Ikigo cy’Igihugu Gitsura Ubuziranenge;


Ikigo cy’Igihugu Gitsura Ubuziranenge (RBS) kiramenyesha Abanyarwanda bose ko amabati afite icyapa (brand) yitwa “Impala” akorwa n’Uruganda rwitwa Kigali New Hardware ahagaritswe kugurishwa kandi akuwe ku isoko kuko atujuje ubuziranenge bw’amabati yo gusakara inzu. Igihe Uruganda Kigali New Hardware ruzaba rwakosoye ibyo rukora, RBS izongera ibimenyeshe Abanyarwanda.


Ikigo cy’Igihugu Gitsura Ubuziranenge kiboneyeho kongera kwibutsa abacuruzi ko bagomba buri gihe kubahiriza ibiteganywa n’Amabwiriza Nyarwanda y’Ubuziranenge kugirango ubucuruzi bwabo bugende neza kandi n’inyungu z’abaguzi zubahirizwe.


Bikorewe i Kigali, kuwa 05/12/2013



Dr. Mark CYUBAHIRO BAGABE
Umuyobozi Mukuru wa RBS


ANNOUNCEMENT

THE RWANDA BUREAU OF STANDARDS (RBS) MANAGEMENT WISHES TO INFORM THE PUBLIC THAT EVERY CHEESE MAKER SHOULD CONDUCT THE TESTING OF THEIR CHEESE AT THE RBS LABORATORIES AT RBS HEADQUATERS LOCATED AT KICUKIRO CENTRE, KIGALI CITY; THE TESTING SHOULD START NOT LATER THAN 05/12/2013. 

IT IS PROHIBITED TO SELL CHEESE BEFORE HAVING BEEN COMPLIED WITH CHEESE SAFETY STANDARDS.
RBS REMINDS CHEESE VENDORS THAT THEY SHOULD REQUEST THE RBS MONTHLY TEST REPORTS OF THE CHEESE IN QUESTION BEFORE PROCURING THEM.

YOU ARE ALL REQUIRED TO ABIDE BY THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.


DONE AT KIGALI; 28th NOVEMBER, 2013


DR.  MARK CYUBAHIRO BAGABE
DIRECTOR GENERAL

ITANGAZO

UBUYOBOZI BW’IKIGO CY’IGIHUGU GITSURA UBUZIRANENGE (RWANDA BUREAU OF STANDARDS-RBS) BURAMENYESHA ABANTU BOSE BAKORA FROMAGE (CHEESE) MU RWANDA KO BAGOMBA GUPIMISHA UBUZIRANENGE BWAZO BURI KWEZI MURI LABORATWARI Z’IKIGO CY’IGIHUGU GITSURA UBUZIRANENGE GIHEREREYE KU KICUKIRO MU MUJYI WA KIGALI, ICYO GIKORWA CYO GUPIMISHA KIGOMBA GUTANGIRA BITARENZE 05/12/2013.

FROMAGE ZITAPIMWE NTIZEMEWE KU ISOKO. RBS IBONEYEHO KUMENYESHA ABACURUZI KO MBERE YO KURANGURA IZO FROMAGE BAZAJYA BABANZA BAGASABA ABAZIBAZANIYE ICYEMEZO CY’UBUZIRANENGE BWAZO KANDI CYA BURI KWEZI.

MUSABWE KUBAHIRIZA IBIKUBIYE MURI IRI TANGAZO.

BIKOREWE I KIGALI, KU WA 28/11/2013


DR. MARK CYUBAHIRO BAGABE
UMUYOBOZI MUKURU

ITANGAZO

UBUYOBOZI BW’IKIGO CY’IGIHUGU GITSURA UBUZIRANENGE (RWANDA BUREAU OF STANDARDS - RBS) BURAMENYESHA ABANTU BOSE BAKORA IBIKORESHO BY’UBWUBATSI ( bricks, blocks and pavers) MU RWANDA KO BAKWIYE KWIHUTIRA KWIYANDIKISHA KU  CYICARO GIKURU  CY’IKIGO CY’IGIHUGU GITSURA UBUZIRANENGE KU KICUKIRO MU MUJYI WA KIGALI, KUGIRANGO BAHABWE AMAHUGURWA AREBANA N’AMABWIRIZA Y’UBUZIRANENGE AJYANYE NAKO KAZI BAKORA.

NYUMA YAYO MAHUGURWA RBS N’ABAFATANYABIKORWA BAYO BAZAKORA IGENZURA KU BIKORESHO BY’UBWUBATSI MU GIHUGU HOSE, KUGIRANGO HAREBWE IBYUJUJE UBUZIRANENGE N’IBITABWUJUJE. IBIZAGARAGARA KO BITUJUJE UBUZIRANENGE NTIBIZEMERERWA GUKORESHWA MU BWUBATSI MU RWANDA.

IGIKORWA CYO KWIYANDIKISHA KIZARANGIRANA N’ITARIKI 10 UGUSHYINGO UYU MWAKA.

BIKOREWE I KIGALI, KU WA 8/10/2013


DR. MARK CYUBAHIRO BAGABE
UMUYOBOZI  MUKURU

 
 

ANNOUNCEMENT

THE RWANDA BUREAU OF STANDARDS (RBS) MANAGEMENT WISHES TO INFORM THE PUBLIC THAT IT IS ORGANIZING TRAININGS ON REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS TO BENEFIT LOCAL MANUFACTURERS.

MANUFACTURERS OF THESE CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS (Bricks, Blocks, and Pavers) ARE REQUESTED TO REGISTER AT RBS HEAD OFFICES IN KIGALI CITY IN ORDER TO BENEFIT FROM THE SAID TRAININGS.

AFTER TRAININGS, INSPECTIONS WILL BE CARRIED OUT COUNTRY WIDE IN COLLABORATION WITH RELEVANT REGULATORY AUTHORITY, TO IDENTIFY SUBTANDARD BUILDING MATERIALS. THOSE FOUND TO BE SUBSTANDARD SHALL BE REMOVED FROM THE MARKET.

REGISTRATION IS ONGOING UNTIL 10TH NOVEMBER 2013.


DONE AT KIGALI, 8TH OCTOBER,  2013.


DR.  MARK  CYUBAHIRO BAGABE
DIRECTOR GENERAL


 

PRESS RELEASE

                                       


RBS Officially Launches Partnership with Private Sector Federation (PSF)


The Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS) and the Private Sector Federation (PSF), Rwanda officially launch an important partnership to promote trade business development in Rwanda.

RBS is a public institution that develops and implements National Standards and, provides conformity assessment (inspections, testing, metrology and certification) that facilitate trade through conformance to the set quality and safety standards. The PSF on the other hand, is an umbrella organization and a voice of the Private Sector, whose key priority areas include the promotion of entrepreneurship and business growth; building Private Sector capacity; carries out private sector advocacy and supports active involvement in Regional and International trade.

The aim of the Partnership is to facilitate standardization activities, create awareness and improve the uptake and implementation of standards that promote local and foreign entrepreneurs. Therefore, this MoU underpins the need for establishing long term collaboration between PSF and RBS with the overall objective of promoting exports and any standards related issues affecting the business community growth in Rwanda.

As one of the major challenges hindering development of the private sector is lack of knowledge or insufficient capacity to understand standardization services, RBS, through this initiative, commits to provide training of the private sector on benefits of standardization (the quality of goods and services they offer) and to provide technical support to the sector in order to adapt it to the wider competitive market. PSF and the Bureau agreed to join efforts to facilitate ease of enterprises‘ access to certification services and to support awareness and education campaigns that inform business community and major stakeholders about the benefits of certification.


RBS appreciated the good collaboration between the two organisations and PSF contribution towards stakeholders compliance with standards in particular and economic development of our country in general. In this new endeavour, identifying the most urgent capacity strengthening and certification needs will be a priority. “The standards awareness raising campaigns will go a long way in educating the entrepreneurs that application of quality and safety standards is the apex of value addition”, stressed Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe, Director General/RBS at the official launch of the partnership.

The PSF has been assisting members progress and will continue to play major role in the national development. Following this partnership launched today, we commit to avail resources for support to enterprises in accessing certification services; facilitate participation of national, non governmental entities in the trade promotion and/or related initiatives wherever relevant and possible. “Our important stake is to regularly monitor and evaluate performance of supported enterprises and advise them in order to ensure that their activities have a positive impact on their operations  argued Mr. Hannington Namara, Chief Executive Officer of PSF”.

The partnership is a remedy to the standardization uptake challenges faced by RBS in supporting industry and SMEs. “The partnership with PSF should upgrade stakeholders’ competences in all areas of Standards, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Testing, leading to improved competitiveness of Rwanda products, regionally and internationally, through certification. Inculcating the culture of standardization among stakeholders should positively impact on Private Sector organizations sustainable development due to standards compliance, a strong foundation to Rwanda’s continued economic growth and sustainable development”. Dr Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe, Director General of RBS.

For further details of this partnership, please contact: RBS, P.O. Box: 7099 Kigali-Kicukiro, or through the website: www.rwanda-standards.org. or www.psf.org.rw


PRESS RELEASE: Media breakfast

 
Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS) has organized Media Breakfast on Thursday 16th August 2012 at The Manor Hotel. That event was organized to note with appreciation the contribution of media in support of standardization services; raising awareness on the importance of quality and safety standards for product and services competiveness in national, regional and international markets and, assurance of public health and safety. The role of the media has been paramount in underpinning the RBS quest for an effective and efficient National Quality Infrastructure (NQI); capable of providing national priority standards. These are standards that promote product competitiveness, fair trade whereby clients get good value for money, assurance of customer safety.

 

The purpose of the media breakfast was therefore to discuss how Rwanda Bureau of Standards can strengthen collaboration with media in inculcating the culture of standardization in the Rwandan community. During the event, Dr Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe, the RBS Director General updated the media on the progress registered in the past 10 years of service to the community. For the past 10 years, he noted, RBS has developed and adopted various standards to enable the development of business at national and regional levels. RBS has over 700 product and service standards about 1,500 standards harmonized at East African Community level to facilitate trade within the Community. Harmonised standards  have removed multiple inspections and testing of certified products through mutual recognition of quality mark, underpinning the principle of “marks equivalence”.  Multiple inspections and testing of goods originating within the EAC has been noted as one of the major non-tariff barriers (NTBs) to regional trade; a contravention of Common Market Protocol.  The RBS contribution to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) product development by providing training in application of relevant standards and access to Reference Materials and international market requirements which are accessible at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) National Enquiry Point (NEP) Web-based Portal at RBS.

 

The available standards for food products, construction, electrical and chemical engineering, environment, among others, are further supported by high end technology infrastructure in product testing and Metrology (instruments verification and calibration) to assure compliance to a given quality and/or safety standard. Today,  RBS has 17 Laboratories including 6 Biochemical Products Testing Laboratories for testing of such products as foods, beverages, cosmetics and petroleum fuels; three (3) Materials Testing Laboratories for construction, textiles and condoms and seven (7) Metrology (Volume, Temperature, Mass, Pressure, Electricity, Dimension and Frequency) laboratories. There is hardly any need to get products tested abroad; a costly in terms of the cost of sub-contracting foreign testing laboratories and loss of business due to the delays (of up to two months) before getting the results.

 

The scope of services offered by RBS is continuously increasing to meet industry, exporters and clients expectations and to harness investment opportunities.  In partnership with Trademark East Africa (TMEA) geared to accelerate export promotion through East Africa Integration, the following programs are underway:

 

A Business Plan that charts the road map of RBS services sustainability in the next 5 years (2012-2017) was developed in collaboration with British Standards Institution (BSI) under RBS-BSI twinning and will be operationalised effective from September 2012;

 

A Quality Management Information System (QMIS) to improve the efficiency of standardisation services will be launch by December 2012, capacity building of RBS staff by BSI experts to upgrade their  competence across standards, testing, certification and metrology spectrum started on the 6th August 2012 and will last three years;
six new laboratories with a total value of about USD$1m for testing of essential oils, testing for mycotoxins in food products, coffee and cereals, required for the implementation of WTO/SPS Measures and improving consumer protection, testing trace metals in food products, also required to assist their export, geochemical and environmental analysis, precious metals, mineral and element analysis and, illegal dyes and antibiotic residues will become operational early 2013;  

 

A communication Strategy to enable RBS timely and effective development and distribution of information on standards and technical regulations to all stakeholders, two way dialogue and positive attitude of both RBS staff and stakeholders was developed and implementation started in March 2012.

 

Furthermore, a new Food Testing Laboratory to a tune of USD$ 2.1m with the support of the Government of India under the 2nd India-Africa Summit Forum will be launched in January 2013. The major objectives of the facility is to promote export by ensuring that local food  processing industries produce safe and high quality food that meets  international standards. The laboratory will get technical backstopping from the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on behalf of the government of India and RBS scientists who will have received training in India in a similar laboratory.
Besides the above three year project, the government of Rwanda has been investing an average of USD$1m a year in the laboratory infrastructure development alone and during 2012/2013; a similar sum will go to establishing antibiotic residues, illegal dyes in food, batteries testing, water meter testing laboratories for safety and quality competitiveness.

The Director General further explained the developed standards, testing and metrology are integral components for certification of domestic products and systems.  Certification guarantees customer confidence and product or service competitiveness.  In this vein RBS certified 29 products during 2011/2012 giving total today of 60 products and 4 systems.    
He updated the media on implementation of regulations and policies and collaboration between RBS and other agencies in a complementary manner; for example SPS issue under the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Medicines under Ministry of Health and environmental matters under Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA), utilities under Rwanda Utility Regulatory Agency (RURA). He also pointed out that the on-going RBS reform inspections will be carried out by a separate agency in order to avoid conflict of interest between standards development and standards enforcement. This move will take RBS towards compliance with international best practice and should give enable it provide more efficient and internationally trusted services.
The media briefing was two-fold; to underpin the focus the government of Rwanda has put on standards and conformity assessments as drivers of Rwanda socio-economic transformation, to foster regular two-way dialogue that will enable RBS to take opportunity of the media as agents of distribution of information on standards and technical regulations to all stakeholders.

Dr Bagabe ended by emphasising that the role of the media is pivotal in promoting standards awareness campaign which an essential prerequisite for  quality services and product development,  market access and export promotion.

 

For further information, please visit our website: www.rwanda-standards.org or contact us on our toll free number 3250 or twitter: #Rwanda Standards.

 

                                 

                            PRESS RELEASE    

      
Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS) has concluded partnership agreement with Safe Food Africa (SAFOA) and the partnership was launched on Tuesday 17th April 2012 at MINICOM. RBS, the National Standards Body, is responsible for undertaking all activities pertaining to the development of Standards, Quality Assurance and Metrology in the country and facilitation of business growth through compliance to standards.  For the past 10 years, RBS has developed and adopted various standards to enable development of business at national and regional levels; and has established high technology infrastructure in areas of testing and Metrology to assure compliance to quality and safety standards Rwandan products. The RBS aims to establishing an operational internationally recognized National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) that will guarantee efficiency and effectiveness in the provision of Quality Standards and Conformity Assessment services for better public health and safety, environmental and consumer protection with eventual sustainable economic growth. To this end, the Bureau sensitized the Private Sector to join efforts in expanding the scope of standardization services.

The first respondent to the noble call of private-public partnership in provision of conformity assessment services was SAFOA, a private company which has come to develop Food Systems in Rwanda and the surrounding region. SAFAO will provide reliable laboratory testing services and technical guidance on process control with the goal of improving food safety, food security, health and nutrition, and economic expansion through improved trade opportunities.

The RBS/SAFOA partnership aims at establishing a working arrangement between both institutions to facilitate high quality conformity assessment services through accredited testing laboratories. It will also support attainment of an operational, internationally recognized NQI that will guarantee efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of high quality standards and conformity assessment services that guarantee public health and safety, environmental and consumer protection, all leading to sustainable economic growth anchored on good partnership between Public and Private sector institutions.

“The RBS/SAFOA partnership launched today will help us improve the existing Conformity Assessment services by providing technical support and guidance. It will also raise the Private Sector involvement in strengthening of standardization activities and harmonization of enforcement of national quality control systems. Development of a quality culture for the application of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in Public and Private Sector is envisaged and should lead to promotion of Doing Business in Rwanda. In addition, the partnership will help RBS to provide reliable laboratory testing services and ensure that food in Rwanda meets International Standards on safety and quality.

Shared expertise in Laboratory Management Systems and analytical skills will be paramount in ensuring our Profiency Testing”, argued Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe while stressing the importance of public and private sector partnership in delivery of standardization services.
The Food industry in Rwanda will benefit broadly from this partnership as it will create an opportunity to expand the testing facilities and capabilities and the initiative falls among the first steps of making the standardization One-shop Center whereby all services could be found in the same place to improve and fast-track service delivery, considering that SAFAO will be operating in the same premises as RBS.

 

For further details of this program, please visit our website: www.rwanda-standards.org or contact us on our toll free number 3250


PRESS RELEASE

Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS) and the British Standards Institution (BSI) launched TMEA- supported Twinning Project


Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS) and British Standards Institution (BSI) launched Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA)-supported project on Tuesday, 13th March 2012.  RBS was established in 2002 to undertake all activities pertaining to the development of standards, quality assurance and metrology in the country. Since its creation, RBS has aimed to provide top-quality services regarding standards development, quality assurance through industry inspection, market surveillance, import inspection and certification, testing, metrology services and awareness-raising. Standards are key to upgrading the quality of products and providing solutions for consumer protection, trade promotion and socio-economic growth of the country. They are also benchmarks for business growth as standards compliance promotes quality, opens door to broader market access and increases competitiveness leading to export opportunities.

 

In the spirit of ensuring continued economic growth and making a step further in fast-tracking East African Community economic integration, RBS is benefitting from financial support from Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) to empower various standardization developments. The combination of both capacity building and implementation of the national Quality Policy, called for twinning with a highly advanced and experienced standards body to uplift the existing system and make the project successful. The British Standards Institution (BSI) was thereafter identified and chosen, considering its long professional history and success in international standardization interventions. The BSI Group has grown into a leading global business services organization, providing standards-based solutions in more than 150 countries, with expertise in helping organizations improve their quality and performance, reduce their risk, manage and protect their reputations, and help them be more sustainable.

 

Twinning Project with BSI
TMEA, the project funder, is a multi-donor organisation which promotes regional trade and economic integration in East Africa by working closely with EAC institutions, national governments, businesses and civil society organizations. It supports partner states to substantially increase the implementation of a comprehensive framework for regional integration while engaging the Private sector and civil society to positively influence regional integration policies and practices for growth in trade. TMEA is active in supporting the Rwandan Government, Private sector organizations and civil society organisations to meet their goals. It is against this background that a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with BSI under the title of “Strengthening the Quality Infrastructure in Rwanda”.

The Twinning Program will help strengthen the Rwanda Quality infrastructure and implement the Quality Policy that was adopted by the Government in October 2010.

“RBS has registered good progress in promoting trade, public safety through quality standards development and offering conformity assessment services (inspection, testing, certification and calibration). However, there is a lot of room for improvement and this requires support by other actors and especially those with enough expertise. The twinning with BSI will upgrade RBS competences in all areas of SQMT (Standards, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Testing), leading to improved competitiveness of Rwanda products, regionally and internationally. Strengthening the Rwanda Standards Board will positively impact on Private Sector organizations as a result of standards compliance, a strong foundation to Rwanda’s continued economic growth and sustainable development”. Dr Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe, Director General of RBS stressed while explaining the importance and outcomes of the Twinning Program.
The Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) funded project will run for three years and is made up of two main components:

  • Capacity building of the Rwanda Bureau of Standards (soon to become the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB)), comprising:

(a)    assisting the development of a 5-year Business Development Strategy for RSB,
(b)    professional training for the staff of RSB;

  • Private sector awareness raising and capacity building on standards.

 

 

ITANGAZO RIGENEWE BANYAMAKURU


Mu rwego rwo kugeza ku baturarwanda ibyagezweho mu mwaka w’2010-2011 n’ibiteganya gukorwa mu w’2012, Ikigo cy’Igihugu Gitsura Ubuziranenge RBS cyagiranye ikiganiro n’abanyamakuru kuri uyu wa kane tariki ya 12 Mutarama 2012.

Icyo kiganiro cyayobowe n’umuyobozi Mukuru wa RBS,  Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe, cyatangiye abanyamakuru berekwa ibikorwa byagezweho mu mwaka ushize birimo itangizwa ry’amalaboratwari atandukanye nka laboratwari ipima uburozi mu biryo (mycotoxin laboratory), laboratwari ipima peteroli n’ibiyikomokaho (Petroleum laboratory), Laboratoire ipima ibisigazwa by’imiti yica udukoko mu myaka (Pesticide residues), laboratwari ipima udukingirizo (condoms laboratory), laboratwari ipima imyenda n’impu, laboratwari zipima ubuziranenge bw’ibikoresho bitandukanye by’ubwubatsi nka sima, ibyuma n’ibindi ndetse na laboratwari zitandukanye zifasha mu kugenzura iyubahirizwa ry’ibipimo fatizo.

Nyuma yo gusura ibikorwa bitandukanye byashyizweho na RBS mu mwaka ushize, Umuyobozi Mukuru wa RBS yaboneyeho kumenyesha abanyamakuru ko mu mwaka wa 2010-2011 hakozwe ibindi bikorwa byinshi bitandukanye nko gushyiraho amabwiriza y’ubuziranenge mashya agera kuri 705, aya mabwiriza akaba yarashyizweho hibandwa ku arebana n’ibicuruzwa igihugu cyohereza mu mahanga ndetse n’ibyo gifitemo amahirwe yo guteza imbere ubukungu. Hibanzwe kandi ku guhuza amabwiriza y’ubuziranenge akoreshwa mu bihugu bigize umuryango w’Afurika y’Iburasirazuba (Harmonization of East African Community Standards) ndetse n’akoreshwa mu bindi bihugu mu rwego rwo korohereza no gukuraho inzitizi mu bucuruzi (Trade facilitation and remove Technical barriers to Trade (TBTs).

Mu rwego rwo gufasha mu kuzamura ireme ry’ubuziranenge bw’ibicuruzwa bikorerwa mu gihugu no guteza imbere inganda ndetse no gufasha ibicuruzwa bikorerwa imbere mu gihugu guhangana ku masoko mpuzamahanga,  Umuyobozi Mukuru yatangaje ko RBS yashyize imbaraga mu kongerera ubumenyi inganda binyuze mu mahugurwa yahawe abantu barenga 550 bava mu nganda zitadnukanye nk’izitunganya umuceri, amata, imitobe, icyayi, ikawa, ubuki, ifu y’ibigori, urwagwa na divayi iva mu bitoki, fromage.

 Hibanzwe kandi kuri gahunda yo guha ibicuruzwa ibirango by’ubuziranenge bibifasha mu kugera ku masoko mpuzamahanga, bityo ibicuruzwa bifite ibirango by’ubuziranenge mu Rwanda biva kuri 2 mu mwaka wa 2009, 5 muri 2010 bigera kuri 40 mu mwaka w’2011.

RBS yakomeje gukora ibikorwa by’ubugenzuzi bw’ubuziranenge bw’ibicuruzwa byinjira mu gihugu ndetse n’ibiri ku masoko y’imbere mu gihugu kugira ngo habungabungwe ubuzima bw’abaguzi. Mu rwego rwo gukumira iyinjira ry’ibicuruzwa bitujuje ubuziranenge, RBS yashyize abagenzuzi b’ubuziranenge ku mipaka itandatu (6) itandukanye.

RBS yafashije mu ishyirwaho rya Politiki y’ubuziranenge (Quality Policy, 2010) izafasha mu kuvugurura no kurushaho kunoza imikorere hatandukanywa inshingano zo gushyiraho amabwiriza y’ubuziranenge no kugenzura iyubahirizwa ryayo (non-regulatory and regulatory).

Mu rwego rwo kurushaho gutanga amakuru ku buziranenge, Umuyobozi Mukuru  yavuzeko RBS yibanze ku kugirana ibiganiro n’ubuyobozi bw’inzego z’ibanze, itangazamakuru ndetse n’ibyiciro bitandukanye by’abaturage nk’icyiciro cy’uburezi, hatangwa ibiganiro mu mashuri bijyanye n’amabwiriza y’ubuziranenge.

Iby’ingenzi mu bizibandwaho mu 2012:

  • Mu mwaka wa 2012, RBS izibanda ku guteza imbere ubuziranenge bw’ibicuruzwa biha amahirwe iterambere ry’ubukungu bw’igihugu no guteza imbere ingano y’ibicuruzwa byoherezwa mu mahanga nk’uko bigaragara muri National Export Strategy.
  • Hazibandwa kandi ku kuvugurura amabwiriza y’ubuziranenge ahari no guhuza amabwiriza dufite n’ayo mu Karere mu rwego rwo korohereza ubucuruzi.
  • Mu rwego rwo kurengera ubuzima, kurinda igihombo abacuruzi n’igihugu no guteza imbere ubucuruzi buzira amakemwa, hazongerwa ubushobozi bw’abakozi na za laboratwari zipima ubuziranenge bw’ibicuruzwa.
  • RBS izashyiraho Business Plan izayifasha gutera imbere itanga serivisi zihuse.
  • Izashira mu bikorwa ivugururwa nk’uko riteganijwe muri Quality policy nk’uko byavuzwe haruguru.


Ibibazo byabajijwe n’ibisubizo byatanzwe:

Ku bibazo byabajijwe n’abanyamakuru bifuza kumenya icyo RBS iteganya mu rwego rwo kurushaho gukumira iyinjira ry’ibicuruzwa bitujuje ubuziranenge, Umuyobozi Mukuru yavuze ko kuva mu kwezi kwa Gasyantare 2012 hateganyijwe ko i gikondo ahanyura byinshi mu bicuruzwa byinjira mu gihugu abagenzuzi b’ubuziranenge bazatangira gukora amasaha 24 kuri 24 mu rwego rwo kwihutisha ubucuruzi.

Abanyamakuru bagaragaje impungenge z’uko bimwe mu bicuruzwa bikorwa n’inganda z’imbere mu gihugu biba bitujuje ubuziranenge, RBS isubiza ko inganda zacu zikiri kwiyubaka akaba ari yo mpamvu ibyo bibazo bijya bigaragara ariko hashyizwe imbaraga mu kongerera abanyenganda ubumenyi ku mabwiriza y’ubuziranenge. Mu rwego rwo guteza inganda imbere, Umuyobozi Mukuru wa RBS yavuze ko bashyize inganda mu byiciro hakurikijwe ibyo zikora.

Umuyobozi Mukuru wa RBS yasoje inama ashimira itangazamakuru uruhare rigira mu  gusobanurira abaturarwanda akamaro k’amabwiriza y’ubuziranenge anabizeza ko RBS izarushaho kwegera itangazamakuru, ikaba inafite “Communication strategy” izayifasha kumenyekanisha ibikorwa byayo kugira ngo iteze ubucuruzi imbere.


Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe
Umuyobozi Mukuru

 

ITANGAZO RIGENEWE BANYAMAKURU


Mu rwego rw’iyubahirizwa ry’ibikubiye mu itangazo No 934/RBS/DG/11 ryatanzwe n’ Ikigo cy’Igihugu Gitsura Ubuziranenge (RBS) kuwa 10 Kanama 2011 rikangurira abatumiza mu mahanga n’abacuruza insinga z’amashanyarazi kwirinda gucuruza insinga zitujuje ubuziranenge; hashingiwe ku bisabwa n’ibwiriza ry’Ubuziranenge ry’Umuryango w’Ibihugu by’Afurika y’i Burasirazuba (East African Community, EAC) ku ubuziranenge bw’insinga z’umuriro w’amashanyarazi (EAS 501: 2008, Conducters of Insulated Cables); ku wa kane tariki ya 15 Nzeli 2011 RBS ifatanyije n’ibitangazamakuru bitandukanye bakoze igenzura ry’insinga z’amashanyarazi ziri ku masoko mu mujyi wa Kigali.
Nk’uko byagaragaye mu magenzura asanzwe akorwa na RBS bikanashimangirwa n’ibyagaragarijwe itangazamakuru ku byafashwe bitujuje ubuziranenge, birakwiye ko abatumiza n’abacuruza insinga z’amashanyarazi barushaho gusobanukirwa ibisabwa n’amabwiriza bakirinda igihombo n’ubucuruzi bugira ingaruka ku muguzi.
RBS iboneyeho gutumira mu nama abatumiza mu mahanga n’abacuruza insinga z’amashanyarazi n’ibindi bikoresho by’ubwubatsi izaba kuwa gatanu tariki ya 23 Nzeli 2011 ku biro bikuru Kicukiro-Centre guhera saa yine za mugitondo (10h00) kugera saa sita (12h00).
Twiteze imbere, tubungabunga amagara yacu twirinda inkongi n’impanuka.
Bikorewe i Kigali, kuwa 15 Nzeli 2011


Dr Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe
Umuyobozi Mukuru

 

Public announcement

Announcement for importers and users of PVC insulated electrical installation cables.

 

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Public announcement

In conformity with the compulsory food safety standards RS CAC/RCP1-1969, Rev.4 2003, Code of practice-General Principle for Food Hygien and in compliance with annex 3 of the World Trade Organisation/Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO/TBT) agreement on the preparation, adoption and application of standards;
With reference to Instructions of the Minister of Trade and Industry No. 11/2011 of 06/06/11 on Rice processing and Trading;
Rwanda Bureau of Standards hereby announces that all persons who wish to establish the food stores shall meet the following Minimum Guidelines:


1.    Location must  be approved by REMA
2.    Must  be registered by Local Government Authorities
3.    Must have enough aeration (double; bottom and top)
4.    Must have nets in vents to prevent entry of rodents, birds and insects
5.    Must have pallets on which produce are placed
6.    Must have a minimum of 2.0 meters from the roof to last sack
7.    Must have documented and implemented cleaning schedule
8.    Must have pathways between stored produce(Stacks)
9.    Must have a documented and implemented FIFO Policy, without 
 prejudice to expiry dates
10.    There must be separation of different produce with clear 
Demarcation
11.    Internal walls must be made of  cement blocks, plastered and  
  painted
12.    The Floor  must be smoothly cemented
13.    There must be enough lights/illumination
14.    The roof must not be leaking
15.    There must be double entrance to allow folk-lifts(Optional)
16.    There must be slanting entrance (Optional)
17.    The staff must have a medical checkup every three months
18.    The store must have fire-protection gadgets
19.    There must be changing room for workers
20.    There must be basic first aid kit
21.    Toilet and bath room facilities must be in place
22.    Uniforms (Overall)for personnel working  in store must be available
23.    Nose masks and head gears for workers must be available
24.    White boots for workers must be available

Done at Kigali on 28th June 2011

Eng. Patrice Ntiyamira
Deputy Director General in Charge of Technical Operations

ITANGAZO

Mu rwego rwo kubahiriza amabwiriza y’isuku y’ibiribwa RS CAC/RCP 1-1969 Rev. 4 2003, Imigenzo rusange irebana n’isuku y’ibiribwa ndetse no kubahiriza ibiri mu mugereka wa 3 w’Amasezerano y’Umuryango Mpuzamahanga w’Ubucuruzi/Ukuraho imbogamizi ku bucuruzi (WTO/TBT) ku byerekeye gutegura, kwemeza no gukoresha amabwririza y’ubuziranenge;
Hakurikijwe Amabwiriza ya Minisitiri w’Ubucuruzi n’Inganda No.11/2011 yo kuwa 06/06/11 yerekeye itunganywa n’icuruzwa ry’umuceri;
Ikigo cy’Igihugu Gitsura Ubuziranenge kiramenyesha abantu bose bashaka cyangwa bifuza gukora umwuga wo kubika ibiribwa, ko bagomba gukurikiza ibi bikurikira:


1.    Aho bakorera hagomba kuba hemewe n’Ikigo cy’Igihugu Gishinzwe Kubungabunga Ibidukikije (REMA)
2.    Kuba azwi n’inzego z’ibanze z’aho akorera
3.    Aho akorera hagomba kuba hari ubuhumekero buhagije
4.    Gushyira utuyunguruzo aho umuyaga unyura mu rwego rwo gukumira ingugunnyi, inyoni, ndetse n’utundi dusimba tuguruka
5.    Kugira utubaho twagenewe guterekwaho ibiribwa (pallets)
6.    Gusigaza byibura metero ebyiri hagati y’urusenge n’ibibitse
7.    Kugira gahunda y’isukura yanditse kandi ikurikizwa
8.    Gusiga akayira hagati y’ibintu bibitse
9.    Kugira ihame ryanditse kandi rikurikizwa ry’uko ibintu bitangwa hakurikijwe ibyinjiye mbere, ariko nanone hatirengagijwe ibifite ighe kigufi kurangira
10.    Ibintu bigomba gutandukana hakurikijwe uko byakozwe kandi bikagaragarira buri wese
11.    Inkuta z’imbere zigomba kuba zikozwe n’amatafari ahiye cyangwa block sima kandi ziteye irangi
12.    Ubuso bwo hasi bugomba kuba busije neza n’isima
13.    Kugira urumuri ruhagije
14.    Igisenge kigomba kuba kitaratobotse (kitavirwa n’imvura)
15.    Hagomba kubaho aho kwinjirira habiri kugirango haboneke aho imashini ziterura zizanyura (aho bishoboka)
16.    Hagomba kubaho aho kwinjirira haberamye/ slanting entrance (aho bishoboka)
17.    Abakozi bagomba gusuzumishwa indwara zishobora kwanduza ibiribwa buri mezi atatu
18.    Ububiko bugomba kugira ibikoresho byo kuzimya umuriro
19.    Kugira aho abakozi bahindurira imyambaro
20.    Kugira ibikoresho by’ibanze byakwifashishwa mu gihe cy’impanuka (first aid kit)
21.    Kugira ubwiherero n’aho guhindurira imyambaro
22.    Buri mukozi ukora mu bubiko bw’ibiryo agomba kugira umwambaro w’akazi
23.    Kugira ibikoresho byo gupfuka imisatsi, ubwanwa ndetse n’amazuru
24.    Abakozi bagomba kwambara inkweto z’umweru zitinjirwamo n’amazi (white boots)


Bikorewe i Kigali, kuwa 28 Kamena 2011

Eng. Patrice Ntiyamira
Umuyobozi Mukuru Wungirije

ITANGAZO RYO KUMENYESHA

                                           

Ikigo cy'igihugu Gitsura Ubuziranenge (RBS) kiramenyesha abantu bose ko Bwana BIHIRABAKE Jean Marie Vianney wakoraga akazi k'ubushoferi muri icyo kigo atakiri umukozi wacyo guhera tariki 06/06/2011. Ibyo yakora byose yitwaje izina ry'ikigo nta gaciro bizaba bifite. 

Bikorewe i Kigali, kuwa 27/06/2011.

 
Dr Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe

Umuyobozi Mukuru

 

ITANGAZO

Dushingiye ku bugenzuzi bwakozwe ku masoko acuruza amabati basakaza amazu, Ikigo cy’Igihugu Gitsura Ubuziranenge (RBS), kiramenyesha abakora amabati, abayagurisha ndetse n’abayagura ko cyasanze amabati menshi agurishwa atujuje ubuziranenge busabwa, abenshi bakaba babikora babizi n’abandi bakabikora batabizi, RBS ikaba ibamenyesha ko dushingiye kw’ibwiriza ry’ubuziranenge RS 91: 2005 Galvanized plain and corrugated steel sheets – Specifications; amabati asakara amazu yemewe kugurishwa kw’isoko ry’u Rwanda ari afite gauge 32, 28, … no gusubiza hasi, naho afite gauge 34, 37, … no hejuru ntabwo yemewe, kandi abakora amabati barasabwa gushyira ikirango n’inyandiko yuzuye iranga ubwoko bw’amabati bakora.

 

Mugire amaho
Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe
Umuyobozi mukuru wa RBS

ITANGAZO RIGENEWE ABANTU BOSE

 

Muri gahunda yo kubungabunga ubuzima bwa abaturarwanda bose, Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe Ubuziranenge (RBS) gifatanyije na Minisiteri y’Ubuzima (MINISANTE) na CNLS baramemyesha abaturarwanda bose ko agakingirizo kitwa “Hot” kagaragayeho ko katuzuza inshingano zako kubera ko kava/leak/ fuite.

Dushingiye kuribyo tukaba dukangurira abantu bose ko batagura cyangwa ngo bakoreshe akingirizo “Hot” kugeza igihe bazabimenyeshwako icyo kibazo cyakemutse.
Icyitonderwa; nubwoko bwa agakingirizo kitwa “Hot” konyine.

 

Uwifuza ibindi bisobanuro yahamagara inomero zitishyurwa zikuricyira: RBS -3250, CNLS -3334, 3335
Bikorewe i Kigali, Kuwa 16 Nzeli 2009

 

Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe
Umuyobozi Mukuru

Public Announcement

 

In the framework of protecting the Rwandan public, the Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the National Aids Commission (CNLS) informs the general public that there is a condom brand known as “Hot” that leaks.

In this regard, we would like to request the general public neither to buy nor use that particular brand of condoms, “Hot”, until further notice. 

For more information please call RBS on 3250 or CNLS on 3334, 3335

 

Done at Kigali, 15/09/09

 

Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe
Director General

Annonce publique

 

Dans le cadre de protéger la population rwandaise, l’Office Rwandais de Normalisation(RBS) en collaboration avec le Ministère de la santé et la CNLS annonce au public qu’il y a une marque de préservatif nommée «Hot » qui présente des fuites.

Dans ce cadre, RBS demande au public de ne plus acheter ni utiliser le préservatif « Hot » jusqu’ a la nouvelle annonce.

 

Pour de plus amples informations  contactez RBS au numéro 3250, CNLS- 3334, 3335.
Fait à Kigali, le 15 Septembre 2009

 

Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe
Directeur Général

 

CLOSURE OF SOME OF THE PETROL STATIONS THAT TAMPERED WITH RBS SEALS FOR PREVENTING CHEATING OF CONSUMERS. 

 

In order to protect consumers from being defrauded by dealers in various products and in the interest of fair trade, The Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS) would like to inform the public that the Bureau decided to temporarily close KOBIL – Nyarutarama Petrol Station and SOURCE OIL (diesel nozzle) –Kinamba Petrol Station. This was done after finding out that the two Petrol Stations had tempered with Nozzles that had previously been calibrated and sealed by RBS. The seals were broken and nozzles intentionally adjusted and delivery settings changed.

The RBS management decided to close the pumps on 2/09/2009. Tampering with the said pumps was discovered by RBS inspectors in their annual operation of verifying the accuracy of fuel pumps since the previous calibration. Also according to the internal trade law N0 15/2001 of 28/01/2001 amending and completing law N0 35/91of 5th August 1991, the culprits can pay a fine of up to two million, Rwandan francs, pay back the profit unduly benefited from the buyer who has been unfairly treated if he is known or payment be made to the public treasury, temporary closure for up to three months and removal or suspension of the trade license are also provided for.

Advice to the consumers, RBS would like to request and advice all consumers to always be on the lookout and report individuals/ companies that offer wrong measures. This should always be reported to RBS through its hotline 3250.
RBS would also like to request the majority of esteem business community to be partners in fair trade because it is all our duty and obligation trading is fair and within the law.

Notes to editors
In 2008 saw Rwanda Bureau of Standards commence consumer protection activities through verification of fuel dispensing pumps throughout the country, and this has been followed by the verification of weighing instruments in market place and removing inappropriate measuring instruments that are found in use on the market.
Also in order to eliminate unfair or deceptive business practices, RBS carries out daily inspection activities at the marketplace, hotels & restaurants and industrial premises as well as imported goods. All these are aimed at consumer protection and promotion of fair trade. 

For more information you can contact RBS PRO on email;  Chantal@rbs.org.rw  or visit our website, www.rwanda-standards.org

 

 

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