ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
A worker walks past boxes of cooking oil at a factory in Thika, Nairobi. The Turkish Standards Institute seeks partnerships in African countries, TSE President Şentürk says. REUTERS photo
The Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) has signed a partnership agreement with Cameroon’s Standard and Quality Institute (ANOR) ahead of other possible deals with African countries.
The partnership agreement was signed by TSE President Hulusi Şentürk and ANOR General Director Charles Boto’o à Ngon. According to the agreement, products that will be exported to Cameroon from Turkey will be inspected by the TSE before shipment while a portion of the inspection revenues will go to ANOR.
Şentürk said the agreement would be beneficial to both institutions and would bring large profits to both Turkey and Cameroon. TSE will also provide expertise and infrastructural support to ANOR in the fields of standardization, documentation and compatibility.
TSE plans to sign standardization agreements with other African countries in the wake of the Cameroon deal, said Şentürk, adding that all items shipped to Africa would soon first be inspected by the TSE.
ANOR is one of the founding members of the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries.