Ministry of Trade and Industry
Period of Consultations: Tue December 06, 2022 to Fri June 30, 2023
Public Consultations on the Ghana Standards Authority Act (Act 1078)
The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) Act is designed as part of the National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) to help improve the Standardization, Conformity Assessment and Metrology framework in Ghana in line with international treaties, best practices and national development priorities. The implementation of the Act is to significantly improve the capacity and mandate of the GSA to provide quality assurance of goods and services in conformity to national standards. This is an important requirement for successfully implementing Government’s Industrial Transformation Agenda (ITA) and for meeting regional and global market entry requirements. Also, as Ghana makes strides in improving the ease of doing business, a number of measures have been taken to progressively reduce the time and cost of clearing goods at the ports.
Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) is the national standards, metrology and conformity
assessment body responsible for the development and promotion of
standardization for the improvement of quality of goods, services and good
management practices in industries and public institutions in Ghana. The GSA is
the appointed Administrator of Weights and Measures, Weighing and Measuring
Instruments, in accordance with NRCD 326 of 1975, and by Gazette notice No.8 of
Friday 2nd February, 1991.
the National standards body, the Authority is responsible for the development
and publication of standards in line with international standards and in
accordance with requirements detailed out in the World Trade Organization
Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT). In addition to this, the Authority
is also responsible for issuing the respective Ghana Standards Marks of
Conformity for conformity assessment. All these are intended to strengthen the
National Quality Infrastructure (NQI), protect public health and ensure the
safety of the general public.
Key Provisions / Thematic Areas
- Metrology (scientific and legal)
- Conformity Assessment; and
- Certification (Product and system).
We invite you to kindly bring forth your much needed comments/inputs and recommendations in view of ensuring an effective implementation of the mandate of the Ghana Standards Authority as contained in the Ghana Standards Authority Act, 2020 (Act 1078).
Key documents to download
How to respond
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P.O. MB 47, MINISTRIES, ACCRA-GHANA