UNIDO supports Sudan in qualifying a number of professionals on quality infrastructure, in order to lead the national reform process and design the needed bankable project for the full implementation of the national quality infrastructure policy.
In this context, the Ministry of Industry and the Sudanese Standards & Metrology Organization (SSMO), in collaboration with UNIDO, organized a workshop on National Quality Infrastructure with emphasis on the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Agreements. The workshop took place at the Ministry of Industry in Khartoum, Sudan on 20th and 21st February 2017. It was opened by the Deputy Undersecretary of Ministry of Industry and was attended by 25 key stakeholders from 10 organizations including SSMO, Ministries of industry, trade, environment, Agriculture and forestry, minerals, oil and gas, finance and irrigation and electricity, in addition to the chamber of engineering.
The workshop aim was to support the establishment of an institutional and legal framework for the development of an effective quality policy that will support domestic, regional and international trade while protecting the health and safety of the Sudanese people. A National Quality Policy Committee, consisting of high level representatives of all the relevant ministries, will ensure the development of the National Quality Policy and the monitoring and evaluation of its implementation.