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VISION:

To have developed a high quality infrastructure comparable with the top international model by the year 2022.

MISSION :

To enhance the productivity of the Swaziland industry and the competitiveness of the Swaziland products in the domestic and global market and creating a level playing field for trade and commerce through the provision of standards related services and technical regulatory framework with the aim of contributing to the socio-economic development of Swaziland, thereby raising the standard of living of the citizenry.

MANDATE:

The Department is tasked with the development of the legal and institutional framework and infrastructure for standardization, Technical Regulations, Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Metrology to achieve its mission.

POLICIES:

The National Regulatory and Quality Policy (2010)_ - The Policy provides direction and guidelines for the establishment of a morden regulatory and quality infrastructure.

 

INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT:

The Department of Regulatory and Quality Infrastructure Development (RQID) is composed of three Sections viz: Accreditation Section; Technical Regulatory Section. and Quality Promotion Section

Main Responsibilities:

a) Accreditation - A National Accreditation Focal Point was established in this section to provide a link to accreditation for Swaziland Conformity Assessment bodies (CABs) to the SADC Accreditation Service (SADCAS) weblink - www.sadcas.org

b) Technical Regulatory Section - To prepare and administer a Technical Regulatory Framework that provides a common approach to the prepararion, adoption and application of technical regulation by the central and local governments.

c) Quality Promotions Section - To establish the Quality Council and promote quality principles in all sectors of the economy to achieve high quality products and enhanced productivity.

 

CONTACTS

P. O. BOX 451

Mbabane

Phone: +268 2404 7509 / 10

Fax: +268 2404 4711

National Regulatory and Quality Policy (Click Here to Download)

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