ZAMBIA COMPULSORY STANDARDS AGENCY

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To administer, maintain and ensure compliance with compulsory standards for the purpose of public safety and health, consumer protection, and environmental protection.

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ZCSA administers, maintains and ensures compliance with compulsory standards for the purpose of public safety, health, consumer and environmental protection.

  • Inspections:
    • Import Quality Monitoring
    • Domestic Quality Monitoring
    • Quality Assurance

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It is illegal to sell used undergarments

The Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency has received a number of reports purporting that the sale of used underwear and nightwear is becoming popular in most trading places in Zambia despite prohibition. The Agency has reiterated that the sale of used textile products...

Product compliance levels are commendable

Standards, quality assurance and compliance provide organisations with a basis for mutual understanding. The aforementioned aspects are tools used to facilitate communication, measurement, commerce and manufacturing. Standards are everywhere and play an important role...

Smart Zambia to digitalise ZCSA services

The Smart Zambia Institute will soon integrate Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency (ZCSA) services and the Electronic Payment System on the Government Service Bus (GSB) and Payment Gateway System to enhance operational efficiency and meet the expectations of its...

Consumer protection remains a priority

In line with its mandate to inform the industry and consumers about its regulatory activities, the Zambia Compulsory Standards ensures this is done by educating businesses on requirements of various compulsory standards and the process of getting regulated products...

2021 Fuel Tanker Inspections

The ZCSA wishes to remind all locally registered Petroleum Product Transporters that the Annual Fuel Tanker Inspections run from 4th October 2021 and end on 10th December 2021. In view of the aforementioned, transporters are hereby required to ensure availability of...

ZCSA to support SMEs

Small and Media Enterprises (SMEs) account for the majority of businesses worldwide and are important contributors to job creation and global economic development. SMEs  represent about 90% of businesses and more than 50% of employment worldwide. Formal SMEs...

Standards

A Standard is a technical document detailing the requirements necessary to ensure that a material, product, service, or procedure is fit for the purpose it was intended. These requirements could include design, material, performance, manufacturing and testing requirements, including packaging and labeling.

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List of compulsory standards

Full list of Zambian Compulsory Standards

Core Values

The Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency is a statutory body under the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry established by the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.

Our Core values are: Integrity, Teamwork, Hard work, Innovation, Confidentiality, Accountability.

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Standard Applies To
1 ZS 005 Lead Acid Batteries
2 ZS 017 Poultry Feed
3 ZS 018 Pig Feed
4 ZS 019 Cattle Feed
5 ZS 056 Toilet Soap
6 ZS 058 Laundry Soap
7 ZS 062 Synthetic Detergent
8 ZS 063 Petroleum Jelly
9 ZS 071 School chalks- specification
10 ZS ISO 20345 Personal protective equipment - Safety footwear
11 ZS 074 Shoe Polish Specification
12 ZS 106 Safety of Household & Similar Electrical Appliances
13 ZS 189 Maize meal (Mealie meal)
14 ZS 201 Emulsion Paints For Interior and Exterior Use - Specification
15 ZS 234 Refined Edible Vegetable Oil
16 ZS 247 Household Hand Dishwashing Liquid Detergent
17 ZS 266 Reflex-Reflecting Vehicle Number Plates
18 ZS 295 High Gloss Synthetic Enamel Paint - Specification
19 ZS 321 Opaque Beer
20 ZS 369 Automotive gasoil (diesel fuel)
21 ZS 371 Road Tank Vehicles for Petroleum-Based Flammable Liquids - Specification
22 ZS 380 Illuminating kerosene
23 ZS 388 Bottled Water
24 ZS 395 Unleaded Petrol (Gasoline) for motor vehicles
25 ZS 430 Clear Beer
26 ZS 431 Compound Fertilizers
27 ZS 435 Wheat Flour
28 ZS 436 Primary Dry Batteries
29 ZS ISO 4074 Natural Latex Rubber Condoms - Requirements and Test Methods
30 ZS 429 The Handling, Storage, and Distribution of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) In Domestic, Commercial, and Industrial Installations. Part 4: Transportation of LPG In Bulk by Road - Code of Practice
31 ZS 438 Biscuits
32 ZS 547

Lubricating Oils - Specifications

Part-1: Automotive Gear oils Lubricating oils - Specification

33 ZS 547 -2 Industrial Gear Oils for open Gears
34 ZS 547

Lubricating Oils - Specifications

Part-3: Industrial Gear Oils for Enclosed Gears

35 ZS 554 Fruit Flavoured Drinks
36 558 Plugs and Socket Outlets, Adaptors and Connection Units Part 1 - Specifications for Rewirable and Rewirable 13a Fused Plugs
37 ZS 558 Plugs and Socket Outlets, Adaptors and Connection Units Part 2 - Switched and Unswitched Sockets- Outlets
38 ZS 558 Plugs and Socket Outlets, Adaptors and Connection Units Part 3 - Specification for Adaptors
39 ZS 559 Code of Practice for Inspection and Acceptance Criteria for Used Textiles Products - Salaula
40 ZS 560 Code of Practice for Inspection and Testing of Used Motor Vehicles for Road Worthiness
41 ZS 605 Fertilizer- Urea
42 ZS 606 Fertilizers - Ammonia Nitrate
43 ZS 607 Fertilizers- Calcium Ammonia Nitrate
44 ZS 608 Fertilizers- Ammonia Sulphate
45 ZS 688 - 1 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 1: General
46 ZS 688 - 2 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 2 - Wiring Cables
47 ZS 688 - 3 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 3 - PVC Distribution Cables
48 ZS 688 - 4 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 4 - XLPE Distribution Cables
49 ZS 688 - 5 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 5 - Halogen-free distribution Cables
50 ZS 723 Peanut butter
51 ZS EN 197

Cement

Part-1: Composition, Specifications and Conformity Criteria for Common Cements

52 ZS 065 Pure Glycerine
53 ZS 190 Potable Drinking Water
54 ZS 233 Crude Edible Vegetable Oils
55 ZS 327 Blended (Physical mixture) Fertilizers 
56 ZS 357 Pressed Steel Door Frames
57 ZS 373-1 Portable Fire Extinguishers- Portable, non-refillable fire extinguishers
58 ZS 373-2 Portable Fire Extinguishers- Carbon dioxide type fire extinguishers
59 ZS 389 White Sugar
60 ZS 394 Aviation Turbine Fuel (Jet A-1)
61 ZS 422-1 Bitumen for Building and Civil Engineering- Penetration Grade Bitumen
62 ZS 422-2 Bitumen for Building and Civil Engineering- Cutback Bitumen

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Plot No. 5032 Great North Road
P.O Box 31302, Lusaka, 10101, Zambia
Info@zcsa.org.zm

Working Hours

Mon-Fri 08:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs

Sat & Sun: Closed

Public Holidays: Closed