Rwanda Bureau of Standards rejects Hima Cement imports

Rwanda Bureau of Standards rejects Hima Cement imports
17 April 2019

Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS) returned cement imports into Rwanda by Uganda's Hima Cement Ltd (LafargeHolcim group) last month after they failed to meet the country's import quality standards. The cement that was transported in three 30t trucks was returned to Uganda, confirmed Uganda's government paper, New Vision.

RBS Director General, Raymond Murenzi, clarified that the goods were subjected to routine standards tests which they failed to meet. The cement packages were found to weigh between 47kg and 48kg despite being labelled to weigh 50kg, prompting the standards body to turn the cargo back to its country of origin.

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe, said that Rwanda's borders remain open for trade and imports but noted that products entering the market are subjected to quality checks.

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