Uganda National Bureau of Standards has impounded several trucks distributing uncertified products contrary to the UNBS Use of Distinctive Mark Regulation, 2018.
The regulation requires that all products covered by compulsory standards must be certified by UNBS and issued with its Distinctive Mark before they are allowed on the market.
The trucks impounded belong to the following companies; Dembe Trading Co. Ltd truck registration number UAE 213B, Imperial Paints truck registration number UBF 186C, Life care products Ltd truck registration number UBE 750T, GP Lubricants truck registration number UBE 946R and Sipro Energy Tea truck registration number UAE 502C
UNBS also impounded trucks transporting products whose certification permits had expired and these are; Rose Foam truck registration number UAZ 740U, Jonisa Investment Truck registration number UAZ 791X and Maganjo grain millers truck registration number UAX 243S.
A Personal truck registration number UAF 608C was also found carrying imported Diapers that had no Certificate of Conformity.
The owners of the impounded vehicles will be required to take necessary measures to comply with the relevant regulations before their vehicles can be released.
UNBS calls upon manufacturers to ensure that products comply with the requirements of the standards set by UNBS.
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body responsible for enforcing standards in protection of public health and safety and the environment against dangerous and sub-standard products.