Malawi Bureau of Standards certifies 20 companies
The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has issued compliance certificates to 20 local companies after meeting requirements for accreditation by the bureau.
Following this certification, there are now 501 MBS certified products and services in Malawi, according to MBS director general Davlin Chokazinga.
Speaking during a ceremony to present the certificates in Blantyre on Friday, Chokazinga said the number of certified products and services in Malawi continues to rise, a development he described as encouraging.
Chokazinga said it remains government’s wish to see the dream of Malawi becoming a predominantly exporting nation being realised.
“This, however, cannot be achieved if local products are inferior in quality against similar products on the international market,” said Chokazinga.
He warned local manufacturers against supplying the market with substandard products.
“MBS will use its regulatory powers as provided in the MBS Act to impose stiff punitive measures on concerned defaulters, including closing down production facilities and removing non conforming products in the market,” said Chokazinga.
He also warned traders against introducing uncertified local and imported products on the market.