STANDARDS ORGANISATION OF NIGERIA SON Brief Introduction Who

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STANDARDS ORGANISATION OF NIGERIA (SON). Brief Introduction

STANDARDS ORGANISATION OF NIGERIA (SON). Brief Introduction

 • Who we are. . • Brief Background. • Our Activities • Our

• Who we are. . • Brief Background. • Our Activities • Our Departments • Current • Target Developments. /Future projections. • Certification • Definitions/ Contents Logos Index.

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), is a government agency setup as the apex standards

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), is a government agency setup as the apex standards body in Nigeria. Key responsibilities are developing standards, quality regulation and advising government on matters relating to standardization. Who we are. .

SON was established by Act No 56 of 1971 based on the government policy

SON was established by Act No 56 of 1971 based on the government policy on Standards, Metrology, Quality assurance of both locally manufactured and imported products and services. Currently , the institution is governed by SON’s act of 2015 replacing the old act of 1971 as amended. We now have official representation in 36 states of the country. With the Operational Headquarters in Lagos and Cooperate Hq in the country’s capital of Abuja. Brief History/Background

AN old logo & mark of quality issued by SON Brief History/Background

AN old logo & mark of quality issued by SON Brief History/Background

 Preparation of Standards (Products and Services). Product Registration. Certification of products (local and

Preparation of Standards (Products and Services). Product Registration. Certification of products (local and Foreign). Assist in production of quality goods. (Inspections). Circulating information relating to standards. Our Activities.

 Laboratory Services. Library Services(WSSN and ISONET member, WTO/TBT enquiry point). Metrology and Instrumentation

Laboratory Services. Library Services(WSSN and ISONET member, WTO/TBT enquiry point). Metrology and Instrumentation (calibration) SON Management System Certifications to organizations. (QMS, EMS, FSMS , OHAS and IMS). Training and Technical Advisory Services. Customer Collaboration, Enquires and Feedback. Inspectorate and compliance. Our Activities contd.

To handle the activities, inclusive to regular administration, we have the following departments: Food,

To handle the activities, inclusive to regular administration, we have the following departments: Food, Chem-tech, Electrical/Electronics, Mechanical, Civil Engineering, IT Textiles and Leather departments. Our Departments

Over 3000 Nigerian Industrial Standards. Over 2000 Various products certified. Over 500 companies have

Over 3000 Nigerian Industrial Standards. Over 2000 Various products certified. Over 500 companies have received SON management certification. Rejection/elimination of sub-standard products. Current developments

Encompass the entire nation of Nigeria Encourage and promote made in Nigeria products &

Encompass the entire nation of Nigeria Encourage and promote made in Nigeria products & services both locally and internationally. Have more than 50 % companies fully registered and certified. Increase the technical abilities of companies and the nation at large. Support SMEs Improve cross border relations. Target/Future projections

MANCAP VPCS(NIS Mark Of Quality). NQA AWARD SONCAP Certification logos

MANCAP VPCS(NIS Mark Of Quality). NQA AWARD SONCAP Certification logos

 Standard: A standard is an agreed level of quality. NIS Nigerian Industrial Standards:

Standard: A standard is an agreed level of quality. NIS Nigerian Industrial Standards: document established by consensus and approved by the Nigerian Standards Council, which is SON’s governing body. It is a document that prescribes the necessary criteria to ensure that a product is fit for the purpose for which it was created. COMMITEES: constituted of Technical secretary, relevant experts and other stakeholders in the private and public sector, including government agencies, consumer association, research/lab institutions etc. MANCAP-(Mandatory Conformity Assessment Program ): to ensure compliance to NIS, through compliance procedures, inspection, sampling and testing. Voluntary Product Certification Scheme (NIS Mark Of Quality). Nigerian Quality Award Scheme (NQA) and SONCAP- (Standards Organization of Nigeria Conformity Assessment Program). All products except Food, Drugs(medicines). medical equipment and machines, military wares , chemicals used as raw material for manufacture and goods classified as contraband by the Nigerian Government. SMES: Small Medium Enterprises WSSN: World Standards Services Network ISONET: International Organisation WTO/TBT: World Trade Organisation/ Technical Barrier to Trade. Index/definitions

 Nigeria is mostly into the production of alcoholic beverages such as spirits, beer

Nigeria is mostly into the production of alcoholic beverages such as spirits, beer and palm wine. It is generally a consumer nation Wines are regulated by Nafdac : Labeling requirements, packaging materials, food safety and quality requirements to confirm compliance with the Nafdac guidelines. Nigerian Customs services, inspects at the ports as well and ensures all import duties are paid. Nigeria is a member of ARSO, CODEX, ECOWAS, ISO as well as WTO/TBT agreement which harmonizes technical regulations, standards and conformity assessment procedures. Brief on wine Regulations

For further information on SON visit www. son. gov. ng For more on wine

For further information on SON visit www. son. gov. ng For more on wine regulations www. nafdac. gov. ng Thank you.