Ghana Standards Authority

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The Ghana Standards Board was established by a decree NRCD 173 in 1973 to develop and promulgate standards with the aim of ensuring that high quality goods are produced in Ghana whether for local consumption or for exports; to promote standardization in industry and commerce; to promote industrial efficiency and development; and to promote standards in public and industrial welfare, health and safety.

For the purpose of enhancing the competitiveness of Ghanaian products, the GSB undertakes the following core activities for industries;
• National standards development, dissemination and sale of standards
• Systems certification and promotion of quality management systems in industry product certification
• Calibration, verification and inspection of weights and measures as well as weighing and measuring instruments
• Inspection and testing
• Advice the Ministry of Trade & Industry on standards and related issues