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East African Petroleum Fuels Standards

The meeting for harmonization of standards for Petroleum Products was held in the Kenya Bureau of Standards Centre from 17th - 19th August 2011. The meeting was held in accordance with the schedule of activities of the East African Standards Committee approved in May 2010. The meeting noted that this was the first petroleum Products subsector meeting since the establishment and adoption of the sector approach towards the harmonization of the East African Standards (EAS). The meeting was attended by delegates from the five Partner States of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda derived from both the Public and private sector.

These Final Draft East African Standards are being posted for purposes of raising awareness among the business community, regulators, concerned experts and stakeholders that the FDEASs are due for approval by the East African Standards Committee (EASC) in its 16th meeting which is expected to take place in early 2012 Arusha, Tanzania.

In accordance with the Procedures for Development of East African Standards, any interested party who has reservations with regard to particular provisions of any specific clauses of any FDEAS is hereby notified that they can bring this to the attention of their National Standards Body or the EAC Secretariat using the EAC Comments Template(doc). The draft standards can be downloaded free of charge.

Please note that the draft standards are subject to change and should not, therefore be cited in any legal transactions until they are formally declared and gazetted by the Council of Ministers.

EAS 158-2011, Automotive gasoline - Specification

EAS 177-2011, Automotive diesel - Specification

On 23rd December 2011, Tanzania submitted the attached comments to improve the texts of the above standards.

EAC Petroluem Stds, Tanzania comments

Partner States and other stakeholders are urged to review the Tanzanian comments and provide appropriate responses before 2nd March 2012. If there will be no sustained objections to the Tanzanian proposals by 2nd March 2012, it will be assumed that the Tanzanian proposals are acceptable.