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Institutional and Technical Strengthening of Mozambique’s National Institute of Standardization and Quality (INNOQ) (Triangular Cooperation with Brazil, Germany and Mozambique)

The strengthening of INNOQ is supported by ABC, the National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO), German International Cooperation (GIZ) and the German Institute of Metrology (PTB). The principal tasks of INNOQ are promotion of standardization and quality in product manufacturing and service execution and cooperation with international and regional organizations in these areas. In addition, the aim of this project is to enable INNOQ to respond to growing demands for quality infrastructure (QI) services from the economic sector and to be capable of protecting the rights of Mozambican consumers.

One of the results of the pilot triangular project with Brazil, Germany and Mozambique in 2008 and 2009 was the elaboration of a Law on Metrology that was approved by the Mozambique Parliament in 2010. Building the legal basis for activities in the areas of quality of services related to metrology, certification and standardization is gradually growing and getting attention and support from the government.