The EAC Regional Harmonization Meeting for Development of East African Standards for Hermetic Storage Technologies

The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) in partnership with the East African Community (EAC) and with support from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) convened an EAC Regional Harmonization Meeting for Development of East African Standards for Hermetic Storage Technologies. The meeting took place on 5th to 9th August 2019 at the East Africa Community (EAC) Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania with the purpose of developing respective harmonized East African Standards for Hermetic Storage Bags and Rigid Plastic Hermetic Silos used in storage of grains and other dried food commodities.

The Regional Meeting was convened under the EAC Technical Committee for Packaging (EASC/TC/066) which is spearheading the development of East African Standards for Hermetic Storage Technologies in close collaboration with the Technical Committees for Textiles and Cereals & Pulses, in line with the EAC guidelines for development of East African Standards.

Over 40 delegates attended the meeting whereby the delegations of technical experts from all six (6) EAC Partner States were joined by manufacturers and distributors of HSTs, experts from research and academia, and development partners.

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