The National Technical Regulation Bill, 2017

Parliamentary Period: 
First Session of the Twelfth Assembly

The objects of this Bill are to -

(a) 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;

(b) establish the Department of Technical Regulation in the Ministry responsible for trade;

(c) provide for the development and implementation of technical regulation for public safety and health, consumer protection and environmentalprotection;

(d) provide technical guidance to regulate agencies on the development, implementation, administration and review of technical regulations;

(e) domesticate the International and Regional Trade 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 legittimate policy objectives and measures; and

(f) provide for matters connected wit, or incidental to, the foregoing.

Bill Stage: 
First Reading
Second Reading
Committee Stage
Report Stage
Third Reading