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BOBS offers technical services in the areas of standardization, testing of goods, certification of products, industrial & trade metrology, quality management systems, environmental management systems, information and training. The Botswana Bureau of Standards is an Enquiry Point to WTO/TBT (World Trade Organization’s Technical Barriers to Trade). readmore...


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Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) and Turkish Standards Institute (TSE)
​Recognizing the need for mutual cooperation on Standardization and Quality assurance matters and appreciating the need for facilitation of trade between the two countries as well as the ever increasing need for protection of the health and safety of the people and the environment, through implementation of the Standards (Import... (read more)
8 days ago
Standards (Import Inspection) Regulations-2008-Recognition Scheme - Press Release
The Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) wishes to remind members of the public, the business community and stakeholders affected by the Standards (Import Inspection) Regulations of 2008, that enforcement of the regulations is continuing countrywide.
The regulations provide guidance on the process to be... (read more)
4 weeks ago
Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) elected to the African Organization for Standardization (ARSO) Council
​The Public is informed that Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) has been elected to the African Organization for Standardization (ARSO) Council for the period 2016- 2019. ARSO is an organization under the African Union (AU) formed in 1977 to support AU member states to provide Standardization as a tool to... (read more)
6 weeks ago
Guidance on transition from BOS ISO 9001:2008 to BOS ISO 9001:2015 and from BOS ISO 14001:2004 to BOS ISO 14001:2015

Guidance on transition from BOS ISO 9001:2008 to BOS ISO 9001:2015 and from BOS ISO 14001:2004 to BOS ISO 14001:2015

The Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) wishes to notify all interested and affected parties that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the two latest editions of its flagship standards being the ISO 9001:2015... (read more)
7 months ago
BOBS end of year closure (2015)
​Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) would like to inform its valuable customers, stakeholders and the general public that its offices will be closed from 23rd December 2015 and will reopen on Monday 4th January 2016 for both Gaborone and Francistown offices. Customers and the general public are therefore informed that the last day for... (read more)
9 months ago
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