CERTIFICATION: System Certification

The certification division should put a major effort into developing systems for licensing the single EAC product certification mark that will soon be available, as a major facilitator for the Burundi industry to access the wider EAC markets. In addition, the provision of system certification to ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 should be pursued vigorously. Whether consignment inspection on request should continue to be provided as currently being practiced, needs to be carefully considered, especially in view of the massive drop in business.

Develop capacity in auditing by training and registering a number of BBN employees that will act as the nucleus to develop an ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certification services within the next 2 years. This service is to be accredited to ISO/IEC 17021 latest in 2014. By 2020, BBN would like to see at least 50 companies certified by them.