National Technical Regulation Act, 2017

Short title: 
National Technical Regulation Act, 2017
Long title: 
An Act to provide for the principles of, and a framework for, technical regulation that are compliant with best practice and regional and international obligations to which Zambia is a party; establish the Department of Technical Regulation in the Ministry responsible for trade; provide for the development and implementation of technical regulation for public safety and health, consumer protection and environmental protection; provide technical guidance to regulatory agencies on the development, implementation, administration and review of technical regulations; domesticate the International and Regional Agreements on Technical Barriers to Trade in order to ensure that regulations, standards, testing and certification procedures do not create unnecessary obstacles to trade but implement legitimate policy objectives and measures; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental, to the foregoing.
Year of Act: 
Number of Act: 
Date of assent: 
12 April 2017
Date of promulgation: 
13 April 2017
Date of commencement: 
24 June 2017
In force: 
by Statutory Instrument