SABS – Standards Information Centre
SABS plays an important role in import and export facilitation. Our Standards Information Centre can provide information not only on all national standards and compulsory specifications (technical regulations), but also on the standards and technical regulations applicable in most countries with which South Africa trades. We are the National Enquiry Point for the World Trade Organisation’s Technical Barriers to Trade agreements (WTO/ TBT). We sell all ISO and IEC international standards, and the national standards of some countries, which we print on demand, and through our network of standards organizations, we can obtain most other standards in the world.

any foreign markets, and we can provide importers proof of compliance with relevant South African compulsory specifications (technical regulations). SABS’s Mining and Minerals operations, in addition to managing several on-site laboratories on behalf of local mining houses, supports and services the country’s coal and mineral exploration activities. It has a team of experts providing the widest range of coal analyses in Southern Africa, including highly specialised petrographic, coal-utilisation and classification services – essentially adding value to the South African mining sector, from exploration all the way through to export.