The Institut Sénégalais de Normalisation (ISN) became the Association Sénégalaise de Normalisation (ASN) following a reform on 19 July 2002 by decree 2002-746. It is supervised by the Ministry of Industry.
ASN's mission is to:
- Identify standards requirements and developing national standards,
- Perform product and system certification,
- To promote quality in order to support the efforts made by economic agents in this field towards customers on the domestic and international markets, by setting up a communication system based on the organisation of documentation and information and the creation of computerised databases and various promotional products,
- Represent Senegal in regional and international standardisation bodies.
ASN is responsible for coordinating the National Quality Policy adopted by Decree 2017-461 of 21 March 2017, which aims to establish a favourable and appropriate framework for the development and operation of a suitable, relevant and efficient National Quality Infrastructure.