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Last updated: 19th April 2015

Standards Formulation



The following Sectoral Technical Committees have been established to facilitate harmonization of SARSO standards. The Sectoral Technical Committees are established to carry out all technical activities for the development of standards.


1. STC on Food and Agricultural Products 

2. STC on Jute, Textile and Leather

3. STC on Building Materials                            

4. STC on Chemicals and Chemical Products

5. STC on Electrical, Electronics, Telecom & IT          

6. STC on Conformity Assessment


Current status of harmonization of identified products by the respective Sectoral Technical Committees (STC’s) under SARSO:


SARSO Sectoral Technical Committees (STCs)

Identified Products on which standards

are being  harmonised

Meetings held/to be held

STC on Food and Agricultural Products

1. Refined Sugar

2. Biscuits

3. Standards of on Microbiological requirements for cream portion of filled biscuits

4. Instant Noodles

5. Black tea

6. Vanaspati/Banaspati (veg. ghee)

7. Skimmed Milk Powder

8. National/CODEX Standard for Hygienic condition

First Meeting at SAARC Secretariat on 24 August 2011

Second Meeting at Dhaka, Bangladesh on 12-13 December 2011.

Third Meeting at Karachi, Pakistan on 2-3 April 2012.

Fourth Meeting was held in India on 21-22 Sept 2014.


STC on Jute, Textile and Leather

1. Identified Hessian products

2. Jute Tarpaulin  Fabric

3.  Jute Bags for packing of various  commodities

4. Jute twine

5. Jute Carpet backing Fabric

6.  Jute yarn

7.  Cotton Drill Fabric

8.  Cotton Twill Fabric

9. Towels and Toweling Fabric

First Meeting at the SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu on 23-24 November 2011

Second Meeting in Dhaka on 17-18 April 2013.

Third Meeting was held in Colombo on 18-19 Dec 2013.


STC on Building Materials

1. Steel Tube for Structural purposes

2. Ordinary Portland Cement

3. Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement

4. Structural Steel

5. High strength deformed steel bars and wires for concrete reinforcement

6. Steel wires used in pre-stressed concrete

7. Method of testing of steel and steel tubes (such as tensile testing, flattening, bend test etc

8. Ceramic Tiles

Three Meetings have been held at the SAARC Secretariat on

21-22 November 2011;

10-11 July 2012;

4-5 June 2013.


STC on Chemicals and Chemical Products

1. Toilet soap

2. Liquid Toilet Soap

3. Baby Toilet Soap

4. Soft Soap

5. Laundry Soap

6. Detergent Powder

7. Tooth Paste

8. Shampoo (Hair Shampoo)

9. Shampoo for Babies

First Meeting was held in India on 23-24 Sept 2014.


STC on Electrical, Electronics, Telecom and IT

1. Electric cable (PVC insulated/sheathed)

2. Double capped fluorescent Lamp (Safety Requirements and Performance Requirements)

3. New Products Identified: Switches, Sockets, MCBs, Solar photovoltaic systems, transformers

First Meeting was held in India on 25-26 Sept 2014


STC on Conformity Assessment

Established by the First Meeting of the SARSO Technical Management Board (Dhaka, 31 March – 1 April 2014)

First Meeting is to be held in India.

(SEGA-03 recommended that members of SEGA be involved in STC on CA)