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  • BBN has recruited an accountant who took office in October 2014.

  • 2015: TMEA signed a MOU with BBN to provide laboratory equipment, chemicals, computer equipment and funds for the renovation of laboratories

History of BBN


The Burundi Bureau of Standards and Quality Control "BBN" was established in 1992 to promote Standardisation, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Testing work in Burundi to support economic development, quality inspections of goods and protection of environment. the

BBN is a government agency to provide services in standardisation by developing, adopting and adapting national standards, in Quality Assurance, certification, inspection, conformity assessment Metrology and Testing. A year after its creation, the country entered into a socio-political crisis that has negatively affected its expansion. With the return of peace, renewed attention is born from the Government and development partners to enable the standard bureau to meet the requirements of agreements concluded at regional and international level. .

In the spirit of co-operation and mutual interest to enhance and strengthen technical cooperation in the fields of Standardization and Conformity Assessment, BBN has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).