Business Regulatory Review Agency approves proposal to declare over 40 new compulsory standards


The Business Regulatory Review Agency (BRRA) has approved the Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency’s (ZCSA) proposal to declare over 40 new Zambian Standards as Compulsory Standards.

This decision followed the finalization of the consideration of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) Reports submitted by ZCSA on the proposed declaration of compulsory standards for various products, including packaging materials, solar products, fertilizers, fish feed, food products, lubricants and fuels, beverages, and some construction materials.

In a statement issued in Lusaka on Friday, ZCSA Public Relations Officer, Onishias Maamba, stated that BRRA acknowledged that the process followed by ZCSA for declaring the proposed compulsory standards was in line with Sections 4, 5, and 6 of the Business Regulatory Act No. 3 of 2014.

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“BRRA has further noted that the proposed compulsory standards are aimed at promoting product safety, thereby protecting consumers,” he stated.

Maamba added that with the approval, the Agency would widen the scope of its regulatory intervention and enhance the protection of consumers and the environment.

“Currently, ZCSA regulates 61 imported and locally manufactured products that fall within the scope of Compulsory Standards, covering food products, beverages, chemical products, fertilizers, and household electrical appliances, among others,” he mentioned.

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