It is the Quality Policy of ECOWAS. Adopted in February 2013 by Additional Act A / SA.1 / 02/13, it aims to establish a framework for the development and operation of an adequate, relevant and effective quality infrastructure to facilitate intra-regional and international trade, protect consumers and the environment, and promote a sustainable economic development. It is thus the essential foundation for the development of national quality policies that must result in the setting up of adequate, effective and internationally recognized national quality infrastructures (NQIs). It then complements the West African Common Industrial Policy (WACIP), particularly in its "Quality Infrastructure" component.

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