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Mozambique’s “Instituto Nacional de Normalização e Qualidade” (National Institute of Standardization and Quality – INNOQ) was established in 1993 and is judicially and administratively an autonomous body that has been operating under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.  It acts as the recognised central body responsible for defining and implementing quality policy and for coordinating all standardisation and quality activities at the national level. The main functions of INNOQ are:

  • Promotion of standardisation and quality in the manufacturing of products and the performance of services for the benefit of the health, safety and welfare of the public, and to assist and protect consumers
  • Cooperation with regional and international organisations working in the fields of standardisation and quality

The aim is to improve the conditions of industry, protect consumers and the environment, and increase and facilitate domestic and international trade in order to improve the standard of living and strengthen the overall economy of the country.

Laboratory analyses are done either by the INNOQ or are sent to South Africa for tests that cannot be conducted in Mozambique.

For more information on regulatory departments and quality control laboratories’ contact details, please see the following links:

www.innoq.gov.mz/

www.iso.org/member/1978.html

For further information see: 4.1 Government Contact List and 4.9 Laboratory and Quality Testing Company Contact List