MTI - Ministry
of Trade and Industry
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is headed by a Minister who is
appointed to position by The President of Botswana from the formally elected
National Assembly. The Ministry is divided into two sections: The Internal
Trade Division, that deals with all trade and industry issues as they occur and
apply within Botswana, and the International Trade Division that deals with
Trade Negotiations and other related international trade issues.
American Society for Testing and Materials
ASTM International (ASTM) is an international standards developing
organization that develops and publishes voluntary technical standards
for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.
International Trade Centre
ITC is a technical cooperation organization whose mission is to support
developing and transition economies, and particularly their business sectors,
in their efforts to realize their full potential for developing exports and
improving import operations with the ultimate goal of achieving sustainable
development. ITC deals specifically with the operational aspects of trade
promotion and export development.
- World Trade Organization
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international
organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are
the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world's trading
nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of
goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.
International Accreditation Forum, Inc.
IAF is the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and
other bodies interested in conformity assessment. Its primary function is to
develop a world wide program of conformity assessment which will promote the
elimination of non tariff barriers to trade. IAF's objectives include
facilitating trade and commerce, in accordance with World Trade Organization
policies, by establishing a Multilateral Mutual Recognition Agreement (MLA)
based on the equivalence of accreditation programmes operated by accreditation
body members, verified through peer review among those accreditation body
IFAN - International Federation of Standards
The International Federation of Standards Users is an independent, non
profit-making international association of national organizations for the
application of standards, companies, professional and trade associations, and
governmental agencies, concerned with the use of standards.