Standards are meant as a quality assurance tool. As an exporter of products, you can ensure that the products meet requirements of standards especially those required by the country you are exporting to. BOBS can facilitate you buying standards from different countries. To get more information visit the How to access other Standards page
BOS can help with calibration of testing and measuring instruments. For more information visit the Calibration Services Page
As an exporter you might want to verify a product you are exporting against a standard. BOBS has laboratories that offer testing in areas of micro-biology, chemistry, textiles, mechanical, civil engineering, and electrical engineering. This is a way for you to have assurance on the quality of the product you are exporting. To get more information visit the Testing Services page.
Products can be certified against a Standard. This is a way for you to have assurance on the quality of the product. Where the product is exported BOBS can help in certification of the product. This will give assurance to the destination market of safety and quality. To get more information on this service visit the Certification Services page
Regulation of Compulsory Standards
Some products in Botswana are regulated by law. This means that these products must conform to the compulsory standards by law. These standards affect some of the products in the market, and so are an assurance of their safety. If importing any of the regulated products there is need for you to ensure that it conforms. BOBS has partners in different countries that can check for you that they indeed conform. Before importing check if the product is regulated by visiting the Regulated Products page. After which contact BOBS to get help on getting the relevant certificate for importation. To get more information and contacts visit the Regulation of Compulsory Standards page
Regulation of Measuring & Weighing Instruments for Trade
BOBS offers weighbridge services for verifying the weight of the consignment you are exporting. To get more on our weighbridge services please visit our Weighbridge Services page
The BOBS Information Centre situated at the Head Office in Gaborone is an international reference point for information about standards, technical regulations, and certification cervices in Botswana. You are free to visit or contact the centre to get more information. Visit the Info Centre page to learn more as well as their contact details.