African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO)
Organisation Africaine de Normalisation
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1977-01 Accra Ghana
Established Jan 1977, Accra (Ghana), as African Regional Organization for Standardization (ARSO) – Organisation régionale africaine de normalisation (ORAN), at the Founding Conference, 10-17 Jan 1977 by African governments under the auspices of E-XE4174 - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and H-XD3027 - Organization of African Unity (OAU), currently D-XD8572 - African Union (AU), when the first constitution was adopted. Constitution ratified and signed by 9 African presidents and 8 designated government officials and deposited with ECA. Serves as one of 4 pillars of Pan African Quality Infrastructure, set up Aug 2013.
Facilitate intra-African and global trade through providing harmonized standards and facilitating implementation of standards; act as a standardization centre promoting trade and industry.
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