Ghana Standard Authority (GSA)

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) which is the national Standards body was established by the Standards Decree, 1967 (NLCD 199) which has been superseded by the Standards Decree, 1973 (NRCD 173). The Authority is also the custodian of the Weights and Measures Decree (NRCD 326, 1975). These legislations together mandate the Authority to undertake:

  • National Standards development and dissemination;
  • Testing Services;
  • Inspection Activities;
  • Product certification scheme;
  • Calibration, Verification and Inspection of Weights, Measures and Weighing and Measuring Instruments;
  • Pattern approval of new weighing and measuring instruments;
  • Destination Inspection of imported High Risk goods;
  • Promoting Quality Management Systems in Industry;
  • Advice the Ministry of Trade, Industry, on standards and related issues;

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