Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-078  
NTB Type
3.4. Intergovernmental acceptance of testing methods and standards  
NTM Code
B41: TBT regulations on production processes 
Complaint
South Africa does not accept standards from other SADC Member States except SABS  
Status note
South Africa reported that SADC is in the process of implementing the TBT annex and establishing the necessary regional institutions to create a regional accreditation system. Until the structures are developed and operational, South Africa will continue to request that products which are not accredited by recognized international accreditation bodies be retested by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). This exercise is not meant to deny SA trading counterpart’s access to the South African market, but simply to protect South African consumers.  
Progress update note
 
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
South Africa: SANAS (Non-government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Angola  
Date of incident
2009-07-23  
Status
Resolved  
Date of resolution
2010-11-22  
Product Description
 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2009-07-23 00:00  
Modified
2010-11-22 00:00