Togo to adopt conventional measurement tools in trade deals

Economic governance
Monday, 02 September 2019 09:40
Togo to adopt conventional measurement tools in trade deals

(Togo First) - The Ministry of Trade plans to implement measurement units of the International System (SI) in the framework of trade transactions in the country. A workshop was held last Thursday to validate the move.

At the moment, sales of agricultural, fishery and hunt products is done using unconventional measuring units such as bowls and heaps, which are not precise. As a result, both producers and consumers are affected.

According to the ministry of trade, “using measuring bowls, which is unconventional, should end and be replaced by more conventional tools,” such as SI units. Same goes for selling in heaps which should be replaced by weighing in order to avoid disputes as well as make transactions safer for both sellers and buyers.

The move initiated by the ministry also aligns with WAEMU standards.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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