Rwanda stumps for harmonization of standards among African countries

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda through the Minister for Trade and Industry, has called for harmonization of standards to cement bilateral relations among the African countries, for increased intra-African trade, at the opening of a two-day meeting of the council for the African Organization for Standardization (ARSO). ARSO is a pan-African framework that seeks to harmonize African standards, conformity assessment and procedures in order to reduce technical barriers to trade with a view to promote intra-African trade, industrialization and international trade. BĂ©ata Habyarimana, the trade minister has warned that…

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