29 products obtain NS mark in FY 2016/17

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology has granted the Nepal Standard certification mark to 29 goods in the fiscal year 2016/17.

The products of Nepal Gas, Manoj Gas, Shalimar Steel, Kishan Pipe Products Pvt Ltd, International Cement, Kathmandu Steel and OM Ganapati Industries among others were provided with the NS mark in the previous fiscal year.

An applicant is entitled to get a recognition of Nepal Standard for any materials, products or services provided that criteria for so were met, according to Romi Manandhar, the Department spokesperson.

The cross-check of authenticity of applicant's official documents, testing of the standard of goods and re-checking were conducted before granting the mark.

The Department has so far granted the NS mark to 210 products while the NS recognition of some companies was rescinded for their failure to renew license on time.