The Demand for Testing Services in Malawi
The Government of Malawi has recognized a growing and strong perception among both government entities and private companies that the level of testing and calibration services which are currently offered by Malawi Bureau of Standards is lower than the demand. It is also envisaged that in most cases, if measurement and testing results issued in Malawi are to be acceptable at international level, there is usually need for re-testing, re-inspection, and re- certification. This highlights an urgent need to upgrade MBS to an Internationally Accredited Body (IAB). However, this can only be done if the level of demand for testing and calibration services are established at national level, hence this survey.