Rwanda Standards Board
IKIGO CY’IGIHUGU GITSURA UBUZIRANENGE

Key facts

NUMBER OF STANDARDS

  • RSB has more than 1300 approved national standards
  • RSB harmonized 286 regional (EAC) standards equivalent to 70% of EAC standards to facilitate regional trade
  • More than 100 national standards focusing on areas of priority for Rwanda economy are developed every year

 

SALE OF STANDARDS

  • Over 500 national standards are sold each year
  • Bestselling standards are in area of food and agriculture and include food hygiene, water standards
  • National Standards will soon be priced by page and one page is 1500/Rwf  equivalent to 2 USD

 

STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT

  • Standards are developed through RSB/Technical Committees and more than 500 local experts participate in standards work
  • Rwanda through RSB participates in more than 10 international standards work
  • Rwanda ensures that 7 regional Technical Committees (EAC)are properly working and provide Secretariat and Chairmanship

 

STANDARDS AWARENESS TOWARDS COMPLIANCE

  • More than 20 sessions of trainings are provided every year to support SME’s compliance to standards
  • 400 people are trained every year on standards depending on the areas in which they operate