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Banned products

Banned products are simply not acceptable in Rwanda. In this case Rwanda Bureau Of Standards implements the Government policy.

Banned products include

  • Plastic polythene bags
  • Tiger head batteries
  • Cosmetics containing hydroquinone, mercury and cortisones  (hormonal preparations).
These are however accepted as long as they are imported by a recognized pharmacist having the right to import such products

  • Poultry and poultry products

see also
Consumers International

Uganda Consumers' Protection Association (UCPA)

Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA)

Uganda National Bureau of Standards list of certified products as at April 2010