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Tension as UNBS, police impound sachet waragi in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Business grounded to a halt at Arua Park yesterday morning when Uganda National Bureau of Standards–UNBS officials raided People’s Plaza and Kati-Kati Plaza and impounded several cartons of sachet alcohol. The UNBS team was accompanied by Uganda Revenue Authority –URA officials and officers from …

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UNBS acquires new equipment to test composition of steel products

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), has acquired an Optical Emission Spectrometer (OES), used to test the chemical composition of steel and aluminium metal products. The machine is able to determine the amount of chemical elements as well as trace metals in steel …

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UNBS certifies 1,300 products, falls short of target

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) was able to inspect and certify 1,350 products from small business in the last financial year but failed to hit its target of 3,000 products. Ben Manyindo, the standards body Executive Director, said on Wednesday at Uganda Media …

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Trade Minister provides list of certified energy drinks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde has provided a list of certified energy drinks and their contents to parliament. Energy drinks are soft drinks containing high percentage of sugar, caffeine, or another stimulant, typically consumed during or after sporting activity or …

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EU threatens to slap fresh ban on Uganda’s agro exports to Europe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has threatened to ban Uganda’s Agro Exports to Europe. This was revealed by the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries – MAAIF Vincent Ssempijja. The Minister’s worries stem from a yellow warning the European Union issued over severe chemical contamination …

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UNBS confiscates sachet liquor filling machines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Bureau of Standards yesterday closed 167 sachet-filling machines belonging to at least 37 alcohol-manufacturing companies. “As a measure to enforce the government ban on alcohol sold in sachets, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards has closed over 167 sachet-filling machines belonging to …

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Rollout of URA digital stamps suffers setback

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposed rollout of the digital stamp by Uganda Revenue Authority-URA suffered a setback because of an injunction issued by the Commercial court blocking the entire exercise-URN has learnt. URA was expected to roll out the digital stamp by the end of April targeting high …

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Trade Minister sets new deadline for sachet gin ban

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde has set May 31 as the new and final deadline for ending the commercial manufacture and consumption of sachet gin (waragi) in the country.    Kyambadde says all manufacturers and traders with existing stockpiles of sachets waragi must utilize this final amnesty …

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