In order to prevent and reduce the dumping of regulated products into Botswana market, three levels of inspection are employed as illustrated below. The objective of inspections are to protect the consumer from hazardous products (both health and safety), to protect the environment and to prevent potential deceptive practices. These inspections are an intervention in this whole process of product conformity program, whereby the conformity status of regulated products on the market is established. Through this process of inspections, nonconforming products can be identified and removed from the market. Inspections also serve as a means through which the performance of Recognised Inspection Bodies (RIBs) recognised through the SIIR Recognition Scheme can be monitored through the traceability of inspected products to the Inspection reports the (RIBs) have issued to the importers.
Nonconforming services and manufacturing facilities on the other hand, through these inspection can also be identified and be advised accordingly to adhere to the compulsory standards.