Overview: ARSO is an African inter-governmental organization established in 1977 to promote standardization activities in Africa. The program is designed towards removal of technical barriers that hinder intra-Africa trade and integration. The technical work is concerned with the operation of activities in the following fields: preparation and issuance of African regional standards; quality assurance activities; African regional accreditation and certification marking schemes (ARAS); metrology; laboratory testing; technical information and consultancy services in standardization; and international liaison and participation.
Current Status: Active
Last Updated: July 29, 2015