The sale of uncertified cement is prohibited in Mozambique from 30 September, the director of the National Institute for Standardisation and Quality (INNOQ), Alfredo Sitoe, announced on Monday in Maputo.
The measure, which is the result of the application of Decree 28/2016 of 18 July, which approves the regulation on the production, transport and sale of cement in Mozambique, requires that from that date all imported and locally-produced cement must bear the INNOQ quality certification mark.
Sitoe added that cement bags also have to include the date of production and validity and specified that this measure is to ensure that consumers, including contractors and works supervisors, have no doubts about the quality of the product provided.
The director of INNOQ also said the measure will facilitate the work of the National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE) to determine if a particular bag or lot of cement is duly certified. (macauhub)