The Director

Le Directeur: Dr François HAVYARIMANA

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Burundi Bureau of Standards and Quality Control

Burundi Bureau Standards and quality control "BBN" is a public administrative body, with a legal personality and an organizational and financial autonomy.


Top management of BBN

The implementation of the Council’s decisions and the day-to-day management of the Bureau are entrusted to the Director. The Director is assisted by a number of Deputies as determined by an Order of the Minister, and together they constitute the top management team.


History of the Burundi Bureau of Standards

The Burundi Bureau of Standards "BBN" was established in 1992 to promote standardisation, quality assurance, testing and metrology in Burundi, to support economic development, the quality of goods and the protection of the environment.

BBN News


Compulsory Standards

BBN wants to inform the Public and Private partners that the Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism in collaboration with BBN has introduced 216 Compulsory Standards by decision N0 750/0001 of 03/19/2015 relating to the List of Required standards. They are available in the Official Bulletin of Burundi (BOB) N0 5/2015.


Analyses at BBN

In 2014, the laboratories at BBN carried out more than 1800 analysis on 450 samples for the inspection service, private clients, producers and researchers. The BBN reached the target given by MINICOM.
The laboratories at BBN can analyse your sample depending on your needs to check the quality of your manufacturing or final products.  More ...

Inspected fuel pump

Inspection of fuel pumps

In 2014, the Metrology service inspected more than 300 fuel pumps throughout the country. All inspected pumps are marked with a green sticker from BBN. Pumps have also been adjusted to strengthen confidence between consumers and sellers.

BBN plans to repeat the inspection of the pumps in 2015 and also to test the quality of fuel.
(Photo: fuel pump inspected and certified by the BBN Metrology services)