Implementation of technical regulations is enabled by an appropriate Quality infrastructure as may be required by each regulation.
In order to avoid overlaps and conflict, an office of Technical regulations shall be established to coordinate the development and implementation of technical regulations
This policy on technical regulation is developed in line with the regional (ECOWAS) requirements and the requirements of WTO TBT and SPS Agreements. One of the expected output of the first component is the need for the establishment of the Office of Technical Regulations (OTR). The office will coordinate the activities of regulatory institutions involved in regulatory processes (i.e. standardization, regulatory, conformity assessment and market surveillance bodies) and the development of a sustainable regulatory framework.