Announcement

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STANDARDS (IMPORT INSPECTIONS) REGULATIONS

Summary

The SIIR was first published and implemented in 2008 and has recently been updated with reimplementation starting 1st January 2020. The main purpose of the SIIR is to control the quality of products prescribed hence the requirement for any person with intention to import any commodity prescribed in the SIIR to apply and be issued with a compliance certificate in respect of that commodity’. The Regulation states that ‘no person shall offload any substandard product into the Botswana market’.

Updated on : 05-02-2020


IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STANDARDS (IMPORT INSPECTIONS)  REGULATIONS

PRESS RELEASE

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STANDARDS (IMPORT INSPECTIONS)

REGULATIONS

Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS), a parastatal organization responsible for development of Botswana Standards and coordinating quality assurance activities in Botswana, is implementing the Standards (Import Inspection) Regulations, (SIIR). The SIIR was published on the 12th September 2008 in the Botswana Gazette. The main purpose of SIIR is to control the quality of the prescribed products as listed in the regulations.

In order to facilitate and foster increased participation and involvement of all stakeholders, BOBS hereby informs stakeholders and the general public that the commencement date for the implementation of the revised SIIR list and newly gazetted compulsory standard is the 1st January 2020. The Regulation states that ‘no one shall import any commodity prescribed in the SIIR unless that person has applied for and has been issued with a compliance certificate in respect of that commodity’. The Regulation also states that ‘no person shall offload any substandard product into the Botswana market’.

The following table lists all the prescribed Products and their respective Standards as listed in the SIIR:

PRODUCT

REFERENCE STANDARD

FIRE SAFETY

1

Fire hose reels

BOS 5:2009: Fire hose reels (with semi rigid hose)

2

Reconditioning of Potable rechargeable fire extinguishers

BOS 65-1:2003: The reconditioning of fire-fighting equipment―Part 1:Portable rechargeable fire extinguishers ― Specification

3

Reconditioning of Fire hose reels

BOS 65-2:2003:The reconditioning of fire-fighting equipment Part 2: Fire hose reels

4

Fire extinguishing media-Powders

BOS 196:2006: Fire extinguishing media-Powders

5

Potable rechargeable fire extinguishers-Performance and construction

BOS 252:2007: Fire fighting — Portable fire extinguishers — Performance and construction

6

Components of underground and above ground hydrants systems

BOS 304:2009: Fire fighting equipment-Components of underground and above ground hydrants systems

7

Fire fighting equipment-Hose coupling, connector, and branch pipe and nozzles connections

BOS 305:2009: Fire fighting equipment-Hose coupling, connector, and branch pipe and nozzles connections

8

Regulators for liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

BOS 118: 2015: Single- Stage Regulators for liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

9

Fire extinguishing medium­-Carbon dioxide

BOS ISO 5923:2012: Fire extinguishing medium­-Carbon dioxide

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

1

Chicken feeds

BOS 8-1: 2009: Poultry feeds Part 1: Chicken feeds

2

Cattle feeds

BOS 25: 2014: Animal feeding stuffs -Part 1: Cattle feeds

3

Sorghum grains

BOS 26:2009: Cereals- Whole and dehulled sorghum grains for human consumption-Specification

4

Grading of sorghum grain

BOS 63:2009: Cereals- Classification and grading of sorghum grains intended for sale in Botswana

5

Raw Cow’s Milk

BOS 64: 2003: Raw Cow’s Milk (Intended for further processing)- Specification

6

Pasteurised Cow Milk

BOS 72: 2003: Pasteurised Cow Milk-Specification

7

Yoghurt, Sour Milk (Madila) and Buttermilk from Cow’s Milk

BOS 92:2004: Fermented Cow’s Milk Products-Yoghurt, Sour Milk (Madila) and Buttermilk-Specification

8

Bottled Water other than natural water

BOS 143:2011:Bottled Water other than natural water-specification

9

Bottled natural water

BOS 262:2011:Bottled natural water-specification

10

Pulses

BOS 201: 2014: Cereal and Pulses- Certain Pulses –Specification

11

Canned Fish Canned Marine Molluscs. and Canned Crustaceans

BOS 449:2011: Canned Fish, Canned Marine Molluscs and Canned Crustaceans and their derived products

12

Peanut Butter

BOS 450: 2011: Peanut Butter- Specification

ELECTRICAL

1

13 A  Plugs

BOS 41-1:2001: 13 A  Plugs, sockets-outlets ,adapters and connection units-Part 1: Rewirable and non- rewirable fused plugs

2

13 A socket outlets

BOS 41-2: 2001: 13 A  Plugs, sockets-outlets ,adapters and connection units-Part 2: Switched and unswitched socket outlets

3

13 A Adaptors

BOS 41-3:2001: 13 A  Plugs, sockets-outlets ,adapters and connection units-Part 3: Adaptors

4

13 A fused connection units

BOS 41- 4:2009: 13 A plugs, socket-outlets, adaptors and connection units-Part 4: Switched and unswitched 13 A fused connection units

5

16A Plugs and Socket , Conventional system

BOS 495-1:2012,16A Plug and Socket-outlet systems for household and similar purposes for use in Botswana-Part 1:Conventional system ,16A,250 Va.c.-Specification

6

16A Plugs and Socket , IEC system

BOS 495-2:2012,16A Plug and Socket-outlet systems for household and similar purposes for use in Botswana-Part 2:IEC System ,16A,250 Va.c.-Specification

7

16A Plugs and Socket , Dedicated system

BOS 495-4:2012,16A Plug and Socket-outlet systems for household and similar purposes for use in Botswana-Part 4:Dedicated System ,16A,250 Va.c.-Specification

8

Packaging and marking for Electric cables with extruded solid dielectric

BOS 589-1:2014: Electric cables with extruded solid dielectric insulation for fixed installations (300/500 V to 1 900/3 300 V)-Part 1:Packaging and marking- Requirements

9

Wiring cable specification for Electric cables with extruded solid dielectric insulation

BOS 589-2:2014: Electric cables with extruded solid dielectric insulation for fixed installations (300/500 V to 1 900/3 300 V)-Part 2: Wiring cable specification

10

Circuit-breakers

BOS 659-1:2017,Low voltage switchgear –part 1:Circuit-breakers

11

Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus

BOS IEC  60065:2014: Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus-Safety requirements

12

Drills

BOS IEC  60745-2-1:2008 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-1: Particular requirements for drills and impact drills

13

 

Grinders, Polishers and Disk type Sanders.

BOS IEC 60745-2-3:2006+amdl:2010 + amdl:2012:Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for grinders, polishers and disk type sanders.

14

 

Sanders and Polishers other than disk type

BOS IEC 60745-2-4:2002+amd1: 2008, Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-4: Particular requirements for sanders and polishers other than disk type.

15

Circular saws

BOS IEC 60745-2-5:2010+amdl1:2010, Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-5: Particular requirements for circular saws

16

Hammers

BOS IEC 60745-2-6:2003+amd1:2006 +amd1:2008, Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-6: Particular requirements for hammers

17

Concrete vibrators

BOS IEC 60745-2-12:2003+amd1:2008, Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-12: Particular requirements for concrete vibrators

18

Chain saws

BOS IEC 60745-2-13:2006+amd1:2009, Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-13: Particular requirements for chain saws

19

Planers

BOS IEC 60745-2-14:2003+amd1:2006+ amd2:2010, Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-14: Particular requirements for  planers

20

Circuit-breakers

BOS IEC  60947-2:2006+Amd1:2009+ Amd 2: 2013 Low-voltage switchgear and control gear - Part 2: Circuit-breakers

21

Switches, disconnectors, switch-disconnectors and fuse-combination units

BOS IEC  60947-3:2008 +Amd1: 2012 +Amd2: 2015: Low-voltage switchgear and control gear - Part 3: Switches, disconnectors, switch-disconnectors and fuse-combination units

22

Vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances

BOS IEC  60335-2-2:2012 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-2: Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances

23

Electric Irons

BOS IEC  60335-2-3:2012 +amd1:2015 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for electric irons

24

Dishwashers

BOS IEC  60335-2-5:2012, Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-5: Particular requirements for dishwashers

25

Cooking ranges, hobs, ovens and similar appliances

BOS IEC  60335-2-6:2014 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-6: Particular requirements for stationary cooking ranges, hobs, ovens and similar appliances

 

26

Washing machines

BOS IEC  60335-2-7:2012 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-7: Particular requirements for washing machines

27

Shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances

BOS IEC  60335-2-8:2012+Amd1:2015, Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-8: Particular requirements for shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances

28

Grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances

BOS IEC  60335-2-9:2012 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-9: Particular requirements for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances

29

Floor treatment machines and wet scrubbing machines

BOS IEC  60335-2-10:2008: Household and similar electrical appliances-Safety-Part 2-10:Particular requirement for floor treatment machines and wet scrubbing machines

30

Tumble dryers

BOS IEC  60335-2-11:2015 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-11: Particular requirements for tumble dryers

31

Warming plates and similar appliances

BOS IEC  60335-2-12:2002+Amdl:2008  Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-12: Particular requirements for warming plates and similar appliances

32

Deep fat fryers, frying pans and similar appliances

BOS IEC  60335-2-13:2009 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-13: Particular requirements for deep fat fryers, frying pans and similar appliances

33

Kitchen machines

BOS IEC  60335-2-14:2006+amd1:2008+amd2:2012: Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-14: Particular requirements for kitchen machines

34

Electric Water heaters

BOS IEC  60335-2-21:2009: Household and similar electrical appliances-Safety-Part 2-21:Particular requirement for storage water heaters

35

Refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice makers

BOS IEC  60335-2-24:2012 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice makers

36

Microwave ovens, including combination microwave ovens

BOS IEC  60335-2-25:2010 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-25: Particular requirements for microwave ovens, including combination microwave ovens

37

Sewing machines

BOS IEC  60335-2-28:2008: Household and similar electrical appliances-Safety-Part 2-28,Particular requirement for sewing machines

38

Room heaters

BOS IEC  60335-2-30:2009 

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -Part 2-30: Particular requirements for room heaters

39

Massage appliances

BOS IEC  60335-2-32:2002+Amd1:2008: Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-32: Particular requirements for massage appliances

40

Instantaneous water heaters

BOS IEC  60335-2-35:2012 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-35: Particular requirements for instantaneous water heaters

41

Electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers

BOS IEC  60335-2-40:2013 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-40: Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers

42

Pumps

BOS IEC  60335-2-41:2012 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-41: Particular requirements for pumps

43

Clothes dryers and towel rails

BOS IEC  60335-2-43:2008: Household and similar electrical appliances-Safety-Part 2-43:Particular requirements for clothes dryers and towel rails

44

Ironers

BOS IEC  60335-2-44:2008: Household and similar electrical appliances-Safety-Part 2-44:Particular requirements for ironers

45

Oral hygiene appliances

BOS IEC  60335-2-52:2008: Household and similar electrical appliances-Safety-Part 2-52:Particular requirements for oral hygiene appliances

46

Surface cleaning appliances for house hold use employing liquids or steam

BOS IEC  60335-2-54:2008+amd1:2015: Household and similar electrical appliances-Safety-Part 2-54:Particular requirements for surface cleaning appliances for house hold use employing liquids or steam

47

Surface cleaning appliances for electrical appliances  for use with aquariums and garden ponds

BOS IEC  60335-2-55:2008: Household and similar electrical appliances-Safety-Part 2-55:Particular requirements for surface cleaning appliances for electrical appliances  for use with aquariums and garden ponds

48

Projectors

BOS IEC  60335-2-56:2002 + Amd1:2008 +Amd2:2014, Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-56: Particular requirements for projectors ad similar appliances

49

Air-cleaning appliances

BOS IEC  60335-2-65:2008: Household and similar electrical appliances-Safety-Part 2-65:Particular requirements for air-cleaning appliances

50

Fixed immersion heaters

BOS IEC  60335-2-73:2009 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-73: Particular requirements for fixed immersion heaters

51

Electric fence energizers

BOS IEC  60335-2-76:2006: Household and similar electrical appliances-Safety-Part 2-76:Particular requirements for electric fence energizers

52

Fans

BOS IEC  60335-2-80:2008 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-80: Particular requirements for fans

53

Walk-behind and hand-held lawn trimmers and lawn edge trimmers

BOS IEC  60335-2-91:2008 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-91: Particular requirements for walk-behind and hand-held lawn trimmers and lawn edge trimmers

54

Electric Toys

BOS IEC 62115:2003+Amd1:2004+Amd2:2010

,electric toys-Safety

         CHEMICALS

1

Plastic Carrier Bags and Flat Bags

BOS 186: 2006: Plastic Carrier Bags and Flat Bags-Specification

2

Cement

BOS ENV 197-1: 2011 Cement: Composition, specification and conformity criteria – Part 1: Common cements

3

Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals

BOS ISO 374-1:2016,Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms-part 1:Terminology and performance requirements  for chemicals

4

Protective gloves against micro-organisms

BOS ISO 374-5:2016,Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms-part 5:Terminology and performance requirements for micro-organisms risks  

 

 

 

TYRES AND SAFETY GLASS

 

1

Pneumatic tyres for passenger cars and their trailers

BOS 116:2011: Pneumatic tyres for passenger cars and their trailers

2

Pneumatic tyres for commercial vehicles and their trailers

BOS 117:2011: Pneumatic tyres for commercial vehicles and their trailers

3

High penetration-resistant laminated safety glass for vehicles

BOS 158:2017: High penetration –Resistant laminated safety glass for vehicles

4

Laminated safety glass for vehicles

BOS 159:2011: Laminated safety glass for vehicles

5

Toughened safety glass for vehicles

BOS 160:2011: Toughened safety glass for vehicles

 

Compulsory Standards   

Ultra High Temperature(UHT) Milk products

BOS 126:2018: Milk and milk products — Ultra High Temperature treated cow's milk — Specification

This information is important for the effective implementation of the SIIR, and please do not hesitate to contact BOBS Regulatory Compliance Department for further clarification at the following address:

The Managing Director

Botswana Bureau of Standards

Plot No. 55745                                                

 

Plot 32367

Block 8                                                           

 

Donga –Along Marang road

Private Bag BO 48                                          

 

Private Bag F465,

Gaborone                                                        

 

Francistown

Attention: Mr Alfred Kgotlaetsile  

 

 

     Attention: Ms Patricia Masemola

Tel: 390 3200                                                  

 

Tel: 241 6233

Fax: 390 3120                                                 

 

Fax: 241 6251

 

Email: csu@bobstandards.bw, kgotlaetsile@bobstandards.bw, masemola@bobstandards.bw

                                                              Website: www.bobstandards.bw

 


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