Purchase StandardsNOT AVAILABLE YET

Agency: Uganda National Bureau of Standards Period: Immediate Cost: Depends on standard being purchased

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives established by the UNBS Act Cap 327 and became operational in 1989. It is governed by the National Standards Council and headed by the Executive Director who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of UNBS.

The Mandate of UNBS is:

  • Formulation and promotion of the use of standards;
  • Enforcing standards in protection of public health and safety and the environment against dangerous and sub-standard products;
  • Ensuring fairness in trade and precision in industry through reliable measurement systems; and
  • Strengthening the economy of Uganda by assuring the quality of locally manufactured products to enhance the competitiveness of exports in regional and international markets.
  • What is the purpose of the procedure?

    Standards are documents that contain technical and other requirements that products and services have to comply with. These requirements could include design, material, performance, manufacturing and testing requirements, including packaging and labeling.

    Standards are the result of a consultative process involving all interested parties in a consensus manner. Standards are a representation of the current state of technology.  They are updated to ensure their continuous applicability.  Generally every five years published standards are reviewed and either re-affirmed, revised or withdrawn.

  • What is the result of the procedure?


  • What you need to know/have before you start?
    • You need to create an account on the UNBS web store
    • You need to have a Tax Identification Number (TIN)
    • You need a mobile money account
  • How to pay and how long will it take?

    You can pay using:

    • Mobile Money
    • Commercial Bank

    For now you can purchase standards by visiting the UNBS Web Store