South Asian Regional Standards Organization (SARSO) is a Specialized Body of SAARC. It was established to achieve and enhance coordination and cooperation among SAARC Member states in the fields of standardization and conformity assessment and is aimed to develop harmonized Standards for the region to facilitate intra-regional trade and to have access in the global market.
SARSO was established after the relevant Agreement entered into force with effect from 25 August 2011. SARSO is having its Secretariat at Dhaka, Bangladesh and commenced its operations with effect from 3rd April 2014. Dr. Syed Humayun Kabir assumed the charge of the office of Director General of SARSO as the first Director General of SARSO with effect from 3rd April 2014.