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Draft East African Standards for cereals, pulses, oilseeds and their derived products

The Draft Standards in this sector have been developed with the assistance of the USAID/COMPETE project for staple foods.

As per the May 2010 resolutions of the EASTSC, once the standards are posted on the EAC Web Portal, they are duly considered circulated to the Partner States.

Partner States are urged to distribute the Draft Standards to their stakeholders. National consultations should be concluded by the end of September 2010. Dates for national workshops should be communicated to COMPETE latest by 1st August to allow for adequate facilitation.

It is proposed that a regional workshop to finalize the standards will be held from 18th to 22nd October 2010.

Thereaffter, the standards will be presented to the EASTSC and the EASC in mid-November 2010.


The following draft standards on cereals, pulses, oilseeds and their derived products are availabe for public review and comments.

The draft standards can be downloaded free of charge. Please use the EAC Comments Template(doc) to submit your comments, through the respective Contact Persons of the NSBs.

CD-K-451-2010, Carob - Specification [pdf, 1.21MB]

CD-K-452-2010, Chickpeas - Specification [pdf, 1.2MB]

CD-K-453-2010, Cowpeas - Specification [pdf, 1.2MB]

CD-K-454-2010, Pigeon peas - Specification [pdf, 1.1MB]

CD-K-455-2010, Sorghum grains - Specification [pdf, 1.4MB]

CD-K-456-2010, Finger millet grains - Specification [pdf, 1.2MB]

CD-K-457-2010, Barley - Specification [pdf, 1.8MB]

CD-K-458-2010, Oats - Specification [pdf, 1.4MB]


CD-K-459-2010, Rye - Specification [pdf, 1.3MB]

CD-K-461-2010, Dry whole peas — Specification [pdf, 750KB]


CD-K-463-2010, Lentils - Specification [pdf, 1.1MB]

CD-K-464-2010, Triticale - Specification [pdf, 770KB]


CD-K-465-2010, Dry split peas — Specification [pdf, 880KB]


CD-K-466-2010, Dry soybeans — Specification [pdf, 610KB]

CD-K-467-2010, Sunflower seed grain — Specification [pdf, 680KB]

CD-K-468-2010, Safflower seed grain — Specification [pdf, 680KB]

CD-K-469-2010, Canola and rapeseed — Specification [pdf, 1.1MB]

CD-K-470-2010, Flaxseed and solin — Specification [pdf, 1.2MB]

CD-K-471-2010, Domestic mustard seed — Specification [pdf, 905KB]

CD-K-472-2010, Mixed grain — Specification [pdf, 601KB]

CD-K-473-2010, Buckwheat — Specification [pdf, 1.4MB]

CD-K-474-2010, Faba beans — Specification [pdf, 1.3MB]


CD-K-475-2010, Rough rice - Specification [pdf, 1.3MB]

CD-K-476-2010, Brown rice - Specification [pdf, 1.3MB]

CD-K-477-2010, Oilseeds — Specification [pdf, 3.3MB]

EAS 1-2010, Wheat flour [pdf, 285KB]

EAS 2-2010, Maize grains - Specification [pdf, 1.81MB]

EAS 44-2010, Dry milled maize products — Specification [pdf, 265KB]

EAS 46-2010, Dry beans and pulses specification [pdf, 2.61MB]

EAS 51-2010, Wheat grains - Specification [pdf, 1.4MB]

EAS 89-2010, Millet flour — Specification [pdf, 260KB]


EAS 95-2010, Sorghum flour — Specification [pdf, 260KB]


EAS 128-2010, Milled rice - Specification [pdf, 1.5MB]

EAS 284-2010, Pearl millet grains — Specification [pdf, 1.55MB]

EAS 331-2010, Green grams — Specification [pdf, 1.42MB]