who we are

About US

 

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

01. Integrity

02. Team Work

03. Hard Work

04. Innovation 

05. Confidentiality 

06. Accountability

Our Mandate

The mandate of the Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency is to administer, maintain and ensure compliance with compulsory standards for the purpose of public safety and health, consumer protection and environmental protection.

Functions of the Agency

  1. administer, maintain and ensure compliance with compulsory standards;
  2. give premarket approval of high risk commodities falling within the scope of compulsory standards;
  3. conduct market surveillance for products falling within the scope of compulsory standards in order to monitor post market compliance of commodities with compulsory standards;
  4. educate the public on compulsory standards and provide public information for the protection of the consumers on products and services which do not comply with the Act;
  5. cooperate with Ministries and other State institutions and international organisations in enforcing compulsory standards; and
  6. do all such things as are connected with, or incidental to, the functions of the Agency under the Act.

Implementation of the Act

The Agency may, in the implementation of its functions under this Act
Enter into agreements with conformity assessment service providers to inspect, test or analyze samples on behalf of the Agency

Establish specialist committees to provide input into the process of interpreting and implementing compulsory standards
Participate in activities of regional or international bodies with similar functions to those of the Agency
Establish pre and post market surveillance systems; and obtain information from suppliers of commodities falling within the scope of compulsory standards

The Agency may:

  • Withdraw the declaration of a compulsory standard in relation to a product or service
  • Determine the fees payable for an inspection conducted for the purposes of this Act
  • Determine fees for the testing and analysis of samples
  • Determine what portion of any fee is payable in respect of any part of a year and the date on which the fee or portion of the fee is payable

what we believe in

Our Core Values

Integrity

We uphold high morals, highest levels of honesty and our obligations to the nation are above personal interests in the execution of our mandate.

Team Work

We collaborate within ourselves and our stakeholders to achieve a common goal in the most efficient and effective manner.

Hard Work

We diligently apply our efforts to accomplish our tasks to the satisfaction of our clients and stakeholders.

Innovation

 We apply new ideas and methods for better solutions and high-quality services.

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Confidentiality

We are trustworthy and do not reveal privileged information to unauthorised persons.

Accountability

We are answerable and responsible for our actions, omissions and decisions.

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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

4 + 3 =

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