Latest developments regarding lighting policy in MELA focus countries centre on the development of lighting related standards in the East African Community.
East African Standards development for lighting has become necessary in order to harmonize requirements governing the quality of products and services in the East African Community. The overall objective is to remove trade barriers that are encountered when goods and services are exchanged within the Community through harmonized standardization.
To this end, the Community established an East African Standards Committee mandated to develop and issue East African Standards for lighting and other end use equipment. The Committee is composed of representatives of the National Standards Bodies in Partner States, together with the representatives from the private sectors and consumer organizations. MELA, pending acceptance as a full member, has been conferred ‘observer status’ in the discuss on the two draft proposals listed below:
- DRAFT – EAS Lighting Products – Minimum Energy Performance Standard – Part 1 – Lamps
- DRAFT – EAS Lighting Products – Minimum Energy Performance Standard – Part 2 – Luminaires
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