Namibia Standards Institution (nsi)

Namibia Standards Institution Agency

The NSI has been established in terms of the Standards Act (Act No. 18 of 2005) as the national standards body of Namibia.
The Institution is responsible for enhancing product quality, industrial efficiency and productivity in Namibia by:

  • Promoting the use of standards and quality assurance and control in industry, commerce and public sector
  • Providing conformity assessment services
  • Certification of systems, product and personnel systems
  • Inspecting and testing of products and materials
  • Metrology

Standards and Quality Assurance

The Ministry has continued to work on improving the capacity of the Namibian Standards Institution so that it can effectively render the certification services that used to be provided by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). The Institution is carrying out inspection of fish and administers the compulsory standards specifications for chilled fish, canned fish, marine molluscs and crayfish, frozen fish and marine molluscs, frozen rock lobster, frozen shrimps, langoustines and crabs, smoked snoek as well as other regulations for other food products.

The NSI received a donation of a set of laboratory equipment for its testing centre in Walvis Bay from the Spanish Government. The equipment, valued at N$2,9 million, was handed over by the Spanish Ambassador to Namibia at a ceremony that took place on 14 February 2011. Hon. Dr. Hage Geingob, the line-Minister for the NSI attended the event and witnessed the handover.

In accordance with the Standards Act, 2005, the Minister appointed representatives from the public and private sectors to serve as members of the Namibia Standards Council, which body is charged with overseeing the governance of the NSI. The inaugural meeting of the Council took place on 17February 2011 in Windhoek and was attennd chaired the meeting. ded by both the Minister and Deputy Minister. Mr Edward Kamboua was appointed as the interim chairperson a

The Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Chie Wasserfall
Namibia Standards Institution
Tel: +264 61 386400
Fax: +264 61 386454

Back to top


© Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development 2013