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November 21, 2014


​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. A well-desig ...

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November 03, 2014


​BUILDING A QUALITY WORLD TOGETHER   Quality is a set of principles and a set of methodologies for achieving the just benefits of greater productivity, lower costs, better utility, durability and satisfaction with products and services simultaneously that helps to develop customer preferences for sustained and acceptable use. Today quality is being called out of the organization into the space between the organizations through global supply chains and through global networks of companies that understand their greatest challenges lie outside their organization’s walls. And from there, quality moves even further up the chain of command to be used as a concept, technique and toolset in the solution of social problems. While the number of e ...

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October 30, 2014

Speech by Honourable Minister Cader Sayed Hossen o ...

  It gives me great pleasure to address you this morning on the occasion of the Opening Ceremony of the World Standards Day.   The theme of the World Standards is “Standards Level The Playing Field” which is topical and pertinent in the current context.   The accompanying poster for the World Standards Day depicts an equally numbered dice.  This logo may seem incongruous and strange but it conveys a deep message.    In fact, it symbolizes Equality of Opportunity, Inclusiveness, Integrity, Trust, Economic Equity and Social Equity.   These are the six faces of the same dice.   In today’s global world and complex societies, these six criteria or guiding principles are the Critical Success Factors.   If there is no Equality of Op ...

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October 21, 2014

Communiqué on toys safety

COMMUNIQUÉ FROM THE MAURITIUS STANDARDS BUREAU   Toys are meant to provide joy and entertainment. Yet, they are sometimes linked to many injuries from harmful properties that they contain and that may endanger the health and safety of children aged 0 to 14 years. Certain toys may have protruding parts, sharp pointed edges, small parts or plastic packaging that can harm them during play. Similarly, soft filled toys or plush toys are prone to catch fire as they may contain flammable materials. Coloring materials used in toys are intentionally made to be attractive but these could be a source of poisoning as they may contain heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and other toxic compounds.   In a bid to safeguard the health and safet ...

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July 31, 2014


​ACQUISITION OF NEW INSTRUMENTS IN  THE FOOD & AGRICULTURE LABORATORY   The Food and Agriculture Laboratory of the Chemical Unit, in view of offering additional services to its client and in line with its business strategy has purchased two state of the art instruments, namely a Gas Chromatography (GC) and an Ion Chromatography (IC).   Gas Chromatography   With the GC, the Food and Agriculture Laboratory is offering the under-mentioned testing services in a wide range of products like edible fats and oils, margarine, shortenings, frying fats, butter, cereal products, biscuits, noodles, wafers, snacks, fried products, vanaspati and other related products.   ·                     Free fatty acid profile ·                     Lev ...

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Start Time:Jun 04, 2012|Category: Public

World Environment Day 2012 Focuses on Green Economy

GIS - June 04, 2012: The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, in collaboration with other stakeholders is organising a series of activities to mark World Environment Day (WED) 2012.  WED is celebrated on 5 June and the theme for this year is: Green Economy: Does it include you? WED is one of the principal vehicles used to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and enhance political attention and action. This event promotes an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues and enables empowerment of people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable developmen ...

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Start Time:Jun 04, 2012|Category: Public

Prime Minister Ramgoolam to Meet his British Counterpart in London to Discuss Chagos Issue

GIS - June 04, 2012: The Prime Minister, Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam, GCSK, FRCP left Mauritius yesterday for the United Kingdom on an official mission. He will have a tête à tête with the British Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron, at 10 Downing Street to discuss, amongst others, the sovereignty of Mauritius over the Chagos archipelago and piracy.During his visit  the Prime Minister  will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Great Britain on the conditions of transfer of suspected pirates and seized property to Mauritius.The MoU defines the conditions and modalities for the transfer of persons suspected of attempting to commit, committing or having committed acts of piracy, and captured and ...

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Start Time:Jun 01, 2012|Category: Public

COMESA-EAC-SADC, Tripartite Trade Negotiating Forum opens in Mauritius

GIS - June 01, 2012: The 3rd Meeting of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Trade Negotiating Forum opened this morning at Grand Bay International Conference Centre.The Tripartite initiative aims at harmonising the trade regimes of the COMESA, EAC and SADC through the establishment of an enlarged Free Trade Area (FTA). The objective of the Tripartite FTA is to achieve a larger market with a single economic space which will make it more attractive to investment and large scale production.Around 130 delegates from 26 Tripartite Member States are attending the three-day forum in Grand Bay.The Principle of Special and Differential Treatment and the Status of the Draft Tripartite FTA Agreement consti ...

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The Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB) is a corporate body which has been set up under the Mauritius Standards Bureau Act 1993. The Bureau is responsible for standardization, quality assurance, testing and metrology. MSB operates a certification marking scheme for products and a national management system certification scheme (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 22000, HACCP).
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MSB is a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an affiliate member of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and a member of the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO).
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