|dc.description.abstract||The development of East African Standards has been necessitated by the need for harmonizing
requirements governing quality of products and services in East Africa. It is envisaged that through
harmonized standardization, trade barriers which are encountered when goods and services are
exchanged within the Community will be removed.
East African Standards are prepared by the East African Standards Committee (EASC) established in
accordance with the East African Community Standardization, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Testing
Act, 2006. The Committee brings together the National Bureaux of Standards of the Partner States [i.e.
the Bureau Burundais de Normalisation et Contrôle de la Qualité (BBN), Kenya Bureau of Standards
(KEBS), Rwanda Standards Board (RSB), South Sudan Bureau of Standards (SSBS), Tanzania Bureau
of Standards (TBS) and Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)] together with designated national
metrology institutes, the legal metrology organizations, representatives of the private sector testing
laboratories, certification organizations and representatives of national manufacturing/trading
associations and consumer organizations.
The Committee is composed of representatives of the National Standards Bodies (i.e. BBN, KEBS, RSB,
SSBS, TBS and UNBS) in Partner States, together with the representatives from the private sectors and
consumer organizations. Draft East African Standards (DEAS) are circulated to stakeholders through the
National Standards Bodies in the Partner States. The comments received are discussed and
incorporated before finalization of standards, in accordance with the principles and procedures for the
Development of East African Standards.||en