Status of timber standardization in Kenya

Fri, 10/29/2010 - 11:30
Description

Kenya Bureau of Standards is a national standardization body which develops standards and regulates the quality of various products in Kenya. The standards are developed through the assistance of Technical Committees in reference to international and national standards. Validation of the standard specification is done when new developments arise. There are various levels of standards which include company association (group standards), national and regional standards. The East African countries are in the process of harmonising the regional standards to facilitate uniform specification products and services. Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) was established by standards Act Chapter 496 of the Laws of Kenya. It started its operation in July 1974 as an integrated program for metrology, quality control and standardization

Responsible party
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)
Funding bodies
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)