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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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Press Release - Change of Status

Change of Standards Specifications from Compulsory Standards to Voluntary Standards
Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) would like to inform all its stakeholders, clients and the public at large of the Government Notice No. 692 of 2016 published in the Government Gazette Vol. LIV, No. 63 dated 14th October 2016 wherein... (read more)
8 days ago
PUBLIC NOTICE - BOBS Wellness Day Closure


Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) would like to inform its valuable stakeholders and the general public that it will close office (both Gaborone head office and Tlokweng boarder office) on the 9th September 2016 whilst Francistown branch will be closed on the 8th and 9th September 2016. The... (read more)
3 months ago
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)
4 months 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 months 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)
5 months ago

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