ECOWAS, partners to develop regional accreditation system



ECOWAS in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has resolved to develop a Regional Accreditation System (RAS) to enhance trade facilitation.

The organisations took the decision at a meeting, held from Nov. 6 to Nov. 9 in Abuja, Mr Kafui Kouassi, the Chairman of the board (meeting), announced the decision in Abuja on Friday.

Kouassi said the programme to support the implementation of ECOWAS Quality Policy, establishment of the Regional ECOWAS Quality Infrastructure and West Africa Quality System Programme (WAQSP) started in 2014.

He said that the objective of the board was to organise meetings of the Regional Accreditation System and Community Committees for Metrology.

He said the meeting also set up Community Committees for Technical Regulation and Community Committees for Conformity Assessment.


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