Uganda National Bureau of Standard-UNBS has announced plans to phase out the use of quality marks and introduce distinctive marks on digital stamps.
UNBS Deputy Executive Director, Paul Musimami revealed this during an online discussion on the standard requirements for Alcohol and Alcoholic drinks organized the standards body.
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According to Musimami, the distinctive marks on digital stamps will help UNBS to track counterfeit product on the market.
He revealed that UNBS is investing in
market surveillance activities in order to resolve the problem of porous
borders and ease tracking of counterfeit products.
He called for concerted efforts by Uganda Revenue Authority-URA to deal with the informal sector in order to address the problem of counterfeits.
Speaking during the same engagement, the UNBS Market Surveillance Manager Daniel Arorwa called for detailed reports by informants on manufacturers that continue to produce sachet alcohol. ENDS.