African Regional Organization for Standardization

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African Regional Organization for Standardization

An organization that promotes trade by and within Africa by encouraging greater standardization. The standards ARSO seeks to harmonize include agriculture, food products, engineering and textiles, among other things. ARSO believes that greater standardization will lead to more trade because consumers will have an objective rule against which to measure products.
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The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) is a member of ARSO.
The 18th ARSO general assembly was held under the theme African integration through Knowledge Tooling and Standards as the Pillars for a Green Economy' and was attended by standardisation bodies from across the continent.