November 21, 2014
COMMUNIQUÉ FROM THE MAURITIUS STANDARDS BUREAU
Fireworks are controlled goods under the First Schedule of the Consumer Protection (Control of Imports) Regulations 1999 (GN 135 of 1999).
The Mauritius Standards Bureau is the designated testing body by the regulatory body for the verification and testing of fireworks since 1995. The Bureau works in collaboration with the Special Mobile Force, the Forensic Science laboratory and Consumer Affairs Unit, to test all types of fireworks such as, Table bombs, Fountains, Roman candles, Rockets, Wheels, Party poppers, Fountains, Hand held and Non-hand held sparkler, Cracker snap, Shell in mortar, Thrown down, Novelty match and Combination banger, among others. The Bureau performs tests on 400- 500 samples of fireworks every year.
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