The Namibian Standards Institution
The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) is one of the key perfomance indicators (KPI) of the country's national quality infrastructure. The first is the National Quality Policy (NQP) adopted by the cabinet. The other KPI is the Legal Infrastrucure consisting of the Standards Act No 18 of 2005, the Metrology Ammendment Act No 17 of 2005 and the Accreditation Board of Namibia Act No 8 of 2005.
The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) is established in terms of the Standards Act 18, of 2005. The NSI is governed by the Namibian Standards Council (NSC), which was inaugurated by the Hon. Minister of Trade Dr. Hage Geingob on the 17th of February, 2011. The NSC provides strategic leadership to the NSI and consists of eight members, who are all non-executive, independent Directors, while the CEO serves as an ex officio member of the NSC.
The expected results of the NSI Programme are an established and functional national standards body in Namibia, capable of :
- developing, adopting and applying standards;
- providing accurate measurement traceability to the international standards (SI) through the metrology division;
- providing reliable testing especially for food such as fish and fishery products including shellfish, beef and agro-products and rendering food safety technical support to the aquaculture, fishing and other industries through regular tests conducted at the NSI Biotoxins and Microbiology laboratories at Walvis Bay and through NSI Inspection and Certification.
The NSI is delighted to introduce and to welcome all the visitors to its Website.