BOBS hosts stakeholders' training workshop

Commonwealth Standards Network workshop participants
Commonwealth Standards Network workshop participants

Early this week Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS hosted the UK aid sponsored Commonwealth Standards Network (CSN) training workshop for stakeholders at its headquarters in Block 8 Gaborone.

The CSN is a voluntary network of standard organisations and other stakeholders from 53 countries home to 2.4bn people which is 31% of the global population. Launched in April last year by the BSI, the UK National Standards Body, in partnership with the Department for International Trade and Department for International Development.

The network aims to tackle non-tariff barriers and promote strong trade amongst all Commonwealth states through the participation, adoption and implementation of international standards.Presenting at the workshop, Sahar Danesh, BSI Government Engagement Manager, said the CSN which is the biggest standards network is run by members and it aims to bring commonwealth countries together for collaboration, expansion of network and make the most of International Standards Organisation (ISO)

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