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Announcements

MBS sweeps Mzuzu
The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) on Monday 12 January 2014 conducted a market surveillance activity in Mzuzu where substandard and expired products were confiscated and shop owners’ heavily fined for stocking and selling substandard products.
MBS Commemorates World Standards Day
The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) on 17th October, 2014 joined the world standards community in commemorating the 2014 World Standards Day. The day is commemorated each year on 14th October to pay tribute to the efforts of thousands of experts
MBS conducts school awareness program
The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) conducted a week long sensitization campaign in secondary schools in the central region. The sensitization week which was held from 20th to 24th October, 2014 was aimed at equipping students with information on
MBS conduct validation workshop on the market survey on demand of testing and calibration services
As the Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) continue to implement the project on the Development of a robust Standardization, Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Metrology (SQAM) infrastructure in Malawi, on Wednesday October 29 conducted a workshop to
MBS and CFTC sign an MOU
The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) and the Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) on Wednesday 5 November, 2014 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) marking the commencement of a working relationship between the organisations towards
A Closer Look at Metrology in Malawi
Measurements are a common feature of many aspects of everyday life. Be it in the village where you will have to measure how much manure to apply in the maize field or elsewhere where you have to buy a kilogram of beef. In one way or another you need
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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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