Accreditation is a central component of the National Quality Infrastructure. Through the accreditation of testing and calibration laboratories, certification and inspection bodies, the national accreditation bodies build trust in the overall conformity assessment system.
African countries are slowly increasing their economic exchange, but trade with countries outside the continent is still dominant. Whereas in 1995 intra-African exports accounted for only 10% of total African exports, this share rose to 17% in 2017. By comparison, interregional exports in Europe are worth 69% of total exports. These numbers show the enormous potential of a continent’s economic integration.