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Announcements

MBS Holds a Workshop on Better Regulation
The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) on Thursday 5 May, 2016 held a workshop on “Better Regulation”. The workshop was aimed at reviewing two approaches on how to develop regulations better in line with international best practices and to come up
The Vice President lays foundation stone for the construction of new MBS laboratory complex
The Vice President of the Republic of Malawi, Right Honourable Dr. Saulos Chilima on 25 January 2016 laid a foundation stone for the construction of the new Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) laboratory complex behind the Chichiri Trade Fair grounds
MBS Commemorates World AIDS Day
The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) on Saturday 12 December, 2015 joined the world community in commemorating the 2015 World AIDS Day, an event which was held at the College of Medicine in Blantyre. Speaking during the event, which included
SQAM Project Annual Work Planning Workshop
As the implementation of the project on the development of a robust Standardization, Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Metrology (SQAM) continues, the 2016 Annual work planning workshop is currently underway at Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre.
Approved Reform Areas for Implementation by the Malawi Bureau of Standards
As the nation is geared towards public service reforms championed by the Public Service Reform Commission, the Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) as a statutory organization established in 1972 by an Act of Parliament (cap 51:02, as amended), does not
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Milestones

  • 1972: Establishment under an Act of Parliament (Cap 51.02)
  • 1990: Exports Quality certification Scheme (EQCS) is established
  • 1993: Imports Quality Monitoring Scheme (IQMS) is established
  • 1996: Takes over the responsibilities of the implementation of the Weights and Measures Act (Cap 48.04) from the Ministry of Industry and Trade

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