The NMISA supports industry through the development
of National Measurement Standards (NMS) to provide for
measurement traceability and the safety of goods produced
in South Africa. Laboratory test results traceable to the
NMISA result in fewer border rejections of exported goods
and growth in the economy as South Africa can trade within
the AfCFTA and internationally. With the development of
the NMS and reference methods, South Africa is able to
trade with confidence, removing technical barriers to trade.
The NMISA coordinates proficiency testing schemes as
part of providing traceability and supports food labelling,
agriculture, and the food safety industry. NMISA also tests
essential oils, against international standards and offers one
complete certificate of analysis.