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 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.
If we join hands in buying our own goods, there will be bulk production and eventually prices will drop significantly while also ensuring that we use products tailor-made to suit our local needs and of better quality," the ARSO official said.
Ascent does not intend to perform a repetitive preliminary screening or an environmental impact assessment as the original application to the ARSO and the Environment Minister had been approved.