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Role of EAC Secretariat in EAC SQMT
  1. The EAC SQMT Act, 2006 established a liaison office in the East African Community Secretariat to provide administrative support to the Committee.
  2. The functions of the liaison office include the following:
(a)    facilitate and provide logistical support for the Committee;
(b)    provide input into the deliberations of the Committee in establishing priority areas for standardization, metrology and conformity assessment programmes at national and Community levels;
(c)    provide logistical support to the Committee in the design and management of Community projects for the implementation of standardization, metrology and conformity assessment activities;
(d)    arrange for public review of Draft East African Standards to solicit for  comments by interested parties;
(e)    arrange for the presentation of Draft East African Standards to the Council for declaration as East African Standards and for the gazetting of the Standards;
(f)    maintain the catalogue and authoritative text of the declared East African Standards;
(g)    coordinate and provide regional and international notifications regarding East African Standards;
(h)    facilitate responses to enquiries with respect to standards and technical regulations;
(i)    facilitate the liaison of regional standardization, metrology and conformity assessment activities to other relevant sub-regional, regional and international activities;
(j)    identify training needs and areas for capacity building in standardization, metrology and conformity assessment for the Committee;
(k)    publicize and promote standardization, metrology and conformity assessment activities;
(l)    coordinate the activities of the Committee;
(m)    report to the Committee on the implementation of the decisions of the Council related to standardization, metrology and conformity assessment;
(n)    prepare budgets and work plans of the Committee; and
(o)    perform any other activity requested by the Committee.
see also
SQMT community
www.eac.int
www.kebs.org
www.rsb.gov.rw
www.tbs.go.tz
www.unbs.go.ug




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