n IMIESA - Standards, specifications and technical regulations : legislation

Volume 31, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



Extracted from text ... IMIESA FEBRUARY 2006 - 45 Standards, specifications and technical regulations by Don Dunkley and Alan Cohen LEGISLATION The simplest and most effective way to make conformity with the technical characteristics of a product or service mandatory, is to refer to a standard or specification in a law or regulation. South Africa, however, like many other first and third world countries, has inherited a complex, convoluted and often obscure technical regulatory regime. Technical regulations are found in a plethora of laws and regulations that are often dated, certainly not optimal or efficient and frequently confusing because of duplication. For example, ..

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