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Food & Livestock Technical Committee meeting

SoBS held Food & Livestock Technical Committee meeting!
The meeting began with a warm welcome from the Deputy Director, setting the tone for a productive session.
The Secretary General of SOBS efficiently coordinated the discussions, ensuring a smooth and organized meeting.

Director of Standards of SoBS shed light on the vital procedures and the importance of developing and implementing standards for the food and livestock sector. These standards shape the future of Somali industry, ensuring quality, safety, and sustainability.
In an exciting development, chairpersons were elected for both the Livestock and Food & Agriculture sub-committees, bringing together expertise and leadership to drive Somali standards forward.
#Standards #SomaliAgriculture #LivestockStandards

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Grand opening of new laboratory to inspect the products imported to Somalia

The Somali Bureau of Standards (SoBS) celebrated a significant milestone with the grand opening ceremony of its new laboratory at Mogadishu Port. The facility, equipped with cutting-edge technology, will play a vital role in ensuring the quality and safety of products imported into Somalia.

The opening ceremony was attended by esteemed government officials, industry leaders, and representatives from international organizations. The event marked a significant step forward in strengthening Somalia’s regulatory infrastructure and fostering trade and consumer protection.

The new laboratory is specifically designed to conduct comprehensive testing and analysis on a wide range of imported products, including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, electrical appliances, and more. By implementing rigorous quality control measures, the SoBS aims to safeguard public health, promote fair trade practices, and enhance consumer confidence in the marketplace.

This milestone event signifies the SoBS’s unwavering commitment to its mission of establishing laboratories at all ports across Somalia, enhancing quality assurance measures for imported goods.

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the 29th ARSO General Assembly

Somali Bureau of Standards (SoBS) delegation led by DDG Suban Abdi Nor participated the 29th ARSO General Assembly Themed “Acceleration of the African Continental Free Trade Area Implementation-One Standard-One Test-One Certificate Accepted Everywhere”

On the sidelines of the 29th Arso GA the Deputy Director General of SoBS held meetings with representatives of Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, and SMIC Discussions were centered on future cooperation with Somali Bureau of Standards and improving the uniformity of #Standads & trade facilitation in Africa.

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Puntland State Visit

SoBS Director General, Aden Hassan Barre, paid an official visit to Somalia’s Puntland state as part of member state quality infrastructure development.

A Delegation Led By The Director Of The Somali Bureau Of Standards, Mr. Aden Hassan Barre, Paid A Visit To The Puntland State Of Somalia.

The Delegation Met With The Puntland Ministry Of Trade, Industry And Investment Senior Officials, Led By The Minister, H.E. Abdullahi Abdi Hersi And Deputy Director, Quality Assurance Department Of The Ministry, And Discussed On The Somali Bureau Of Standards Operational Strategy In The Puntland State Of Somalia.

During The Meeting, It Was Unanimously Agreed That It Is Paramount For The Somali Bureau Of Standards To Work Across The Country In Order To Implement The Country’s Standards Act And Obtain A Single Internationally Recognized Certificate.

During Their Stay In Puntland, The Director And His Delegation Will Hold Meetings With Various Sections Of The Community Enhancing The Bureau’s Corporate Social Responsibility.

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16th SMIIC General Assembly

Director General of Somali Bureau of StandardsAden H. Barre and his delegation had a side meeting with his counterpart from the Turkish Standards Institution President Dr. Adem Şahin, during the 16th SMIIC General Assembly meeting in Madinah Al Munawarrah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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SoBS held the first board meeting in Mogadishu and elected Board Chairman.

Somali Bureau of standards – SoBS held the first board meeting in Mogadishu and elected Board Chairman.
SoBS Board adopted new sets of standards whilst also approved the 2021 annual work plan and operational policy frameworks.
SoBS Board appreciated Director General and his team for the tremendous achievements made during the short time in office.
SoBS establishing  national quality infrastructure national quality policy and national standards is a key milestone and economic development for the federal government of Somalia.
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Basics of sampling techniques for laboratories

One day of comprehensive training on the basics of sampling techniques for laboratories was carried out at SoBS Headquarters in Mogadishu.
This was part of the SoBS capacity-building Programme.
Thank you Dr. Abdiwahab Ahmed Nur.

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SoBS Board of Directors adopted ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/ IEC 17025 & ISO 17065

Today 6th April SOBS Board of Directors adopted ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/ IEC 17025 & ISO 17065 to regulate the CBCA program and local products certification systems
Also, the Board approved the CONSIGNMENT BASED CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT(CBCA) & CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT SERVICES (TESTING, INSPECTION, AND CERTIFICATION) programs, the procedures for commissioning accredited, reputable International & Local inspection bodies by applying National Standards and Regional, International Standards, Technical Regulations on behalf of SoBS
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