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Middle East

National Standards Organizations in the Middle East:

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  • Gmark

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  • ECAS
  • SASO

Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology (ESMA)

ESMA is a UAE federal agency established by the UAE Federal Law (28) 2001. As the only regulator in the UAE in terms of quality standards, ESMA's strategy is to support the national economy by establishing a new era of excellence and quality.

Standardization:

ESMA has established Technical Committees in the areas of food, construction and building materials, electrical and electronic products, chemical and plastic products, mechanical products, petroleum products and lubricants, and metrology and information technology.

Accreditation:

The Emirates National Accreditation System (ENAS) contributes to the prosperity of the national economy, including:

  • Ensuring the competence of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) operating in the UAE.
  • Building confidence in compliance results issued by accredited booths.
  • Agreement of mutual recognition agreements (MRA) with international organizations working in this field.

Conformity Score:

ESMA implements Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS) and Emirates Quality mark (EQM). Under this scheme, local and imported products are tested against national standards.

Metrology:

The National Measuring System (NMS) empowers ESMA to:

  • to establish, maintain, maintain and continuously improve national measurement standards
  • provide the necessary advice and support to government, industry, commerce and the public on metrology issues.
  • perform or delegate technical work and coordination in the field of legal metrology.

Bahrain Standards & Metrology Directorate (BSMD)

BSMD is a member of the Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO), the Arab Center for Standardization and Metrology, and a founding member of the Gulf Standards Organization (GSO).

BSMD has been a Corresponding Member of the OIML since 1984 and a member of ISO since January 2003, and has been implementing good practice in regulating the WTO/TBT Agreement since August 1999.

At the national level, the BSMD reviews, amends and publishes all Bahraini technical regulations and national standards after approval by the National Committee for Standards and Metrology. The most active activity of the BSMD is to review and explore the potential adoption of international standards as Gulf standards. 

Other activities include:
  • Introduction of standards implementation of the necessary procedures for assessing the conformity of controlled goods entering the Kingdom
  • monitoring controlled goods in a country through market surveillance.
The quality section provides information on management systems and updates.

SASO

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) is a technical government body in Saudi Arabia founded in 1972 that regulates tasks related to standards, metrology and quality. SASO is governed by a board of directors headed by the Minister of Trade and Investment and members of sectors interested in standardization in the Kingdom

The SASO certification shows that these products comply with the national standards of Saudi Arabia, which are issued and approved by the Saudi Organization of Standards, Metrology and Quality (Saudi Organization of Standards, Metrology and Quality). Certification was introduced in order to improve the quality of products and services supplied to the country.
All groups of goods are subject to certification: food, equipment, cosmetics, equipment and much more.

  • visual assessment of the product before shipment (checking for compliance with the provided documentation, requirements for labeling, packaging, etc.);
  • documentary verification (verification of documents confirming the quality of products, such as test reports, quality certificates, ISO certificates). If the amount of documentary information provided is insufficient, additional tests of the product are carried out.

Directorate General for Specifications and Measurements (DGSM)

The Directorate General of Specifications and Measurements (DGSM) in the Ministry of Trade and Industry is the National Standards Authority in Oman. It was established by Royal Decree No. 39/76 of October 20, 1976, and its duties and functions were defined by Royal Decree No. 1/78 of January 3, 1978.

DGSM is responsible for the following activities related to standardization and metrology:

  • preparing, issuing and updating Omani or Persian (Omani) standards for industrial products and basic standards for test methods, units of measurement, symbol definitions and metrology;
  • testing, conformity assessment and certification of products and quality and environmental management systems, accreditation;
  • quality assurance activities to provide consumers with substantial assurance that safety and health standards are consistently achieved for all products;
  • organization of work on calibration, legal and industrial metrology;
  • analysis and control of precious metals; participation in the activities of regional and international organizations for standardization;
  • provision of information services, where DGSM is a clearinghouse for Oman, regarding notification fees under the WTO and SPS agreements;
  • other activities, such as training of specialists where needed and study trips abroad for key employees.

Qatar General Organization for Standardization ( QS )

Laboratories and Standardization Affairs (QS) is the national standardization body in Qatar. It was established in 2002 and is currently affiliated with the Ministry of the Environment. The main functions of QS are the following activities:

  • Developing and publishing Qatari product and service standards (voluntary) and technical regulations (mandatory) with relevant stakeholders (industry, academia, regulators, etc.)
  • ensuring high quality and safety of products, goods and materials in accordance with new trends and developments
  • participation in relevant international and regional organizations
  • issue a license to use the quality mark
  • issue a license to use the certificate of conformity and mark of conformity
  • testing products, goods and raw materials
  • internal and external calibration services
  • analysis and marking of precious metals
  • IEC Qatar National Committee running
  • management of the WTO/TBT/SPS National Clearinghouse and Notification Authority of the State of Qatar

Kuwait Standards and Industrial Services Affairs ( KOWSMD )

Industrial Service Standards and Issues - KOWSMD in Kuwait began in 1967 as part of a division of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, which became a Department after Standardization Law No. 128 was issued in 1977. The department was transferred to the State Authority for Industry in 1996 and became the standards and industrial services sector, comprising two departments, one for standards and metrology, and the other for quality laboratories.

Deyatelʹnostʹ po standartizatsii v Kuveyte nachalasʹ v 1967 godu v ramkakh podrazdeleniya Ministerstva torgovli i promyshlennosti, kotoroye stalo departamentom posle togo, kak v 1977 godu byl izdan zakon № 128 o standartizatsii. Otdel byl peredan Gosudarstvennomu organu promyshlennosti v 1996 godu i stal sektorom standartov i promyshlennykh uslug, vklyuchayushchim dva otdela: odin - standartov i metrologii, a drugoy - laboratoriy kachestva.

Etot sektor predstavlyayet Kuveyt v regionalʹnykh i mezhdunarodnykh organizatsiyakh, takikh kak ISO, MOZM, CAC, Arabskaya organizatsiya po promyshlennomu razvitiyu i gornodobyvayushchey promyshlennosti (AIDMO) i Organizatsiya po standartizatsii i metrologii dlya stran SSAGPZ (GSMO).

Sektor presleduyet sleduyushchiye tseli: dostizheniye tseley standartizatsii putem vypuska i publikatsii standartov i publikatsiy, svyazannykh so standartizatsiyey, a takzhe razrabotki i utverzhdeniya natsionalʹnykh standartov; provedeniye ekspertizy i ispytaniy importnoy produktsii na sootvet·stviye kuveyt·skim standartam; vydacha sertifikatov na eksportiruyemyye tovary; predostavleniye znaka kachestva natsionalʹnym standartam. issledovaniya i ispytaniya obraztsov dlya gosudarstvennogo i chastnogo sektorov, a takzhe dlya chastnykh lits.

The Public Authority for Industry of the State of Kuwait (PAI)

15 yanvarya 1997 goda bylo sozdano Glavnoye upravleniye promyshlennosti - gosudarstvennyy organ s nezavisimoy pravosubʺyektnostʹyu, kontroliruyemyy ministrom torgovli i promyshlennosti.

Tselʹyu Organa yavlyayet·sya razvitiye, kommertsializatsiya i kontrolʹ promyshlennoy deyatelʹnosti v Gosudarstve Kuveyt putem pooshchreniya mestnoy promyshlennosti i rasshireniya proizvodstvennoy bazy etikh otrasley za schet vklyucheniya v neye strategicheskikh produktov, sluzhashchikh natsionalʹnoy bezopasnosti, i tem samym uvelicheniya istochnikov natsionalʹnogo dokhoda.

Krome togo, odnoy iz osnovnykh zadach Organa yavlyayet·sya uglubleniye promyshlennogo chuvstva grazhdan i poisk promyshlennykh issledovaniy i koordinatsii mezhdu sushchestvuyushchimi i budushchimi otraslyami promyshlennosti gosudarstv Persidskogo zaliva i arabskikh stran v tselyakh podderzhki promyshlennogo sotrudnichestva mezhdu razlichnymi stranami i mezhdunarodnoy organizatsiyey

Organizatsiya po standartizatsii stran Persidskogo zaliva GSO

Organizatsiya po standartizatsii stran Persidskogo zaliva (GSO) byla osnovana 30-31 dekabrya 2001 goda resheniyem Soveta sotrudnichestva stran Persidskogo zaliva (SSAGPZ) kak regionalʹnaya organizatsiya po standartizatsii.
S maya 2004 goda ona polnostʹyu funktsioniruyet i vklyuchayet v sebya 6 sootvet·stvuyushchikh gosudarstv-chlenov: OAE, Bakhreyn, Saudovskuyu Araviyu, Oman, Katar i Kuveyt.

Missiya GSO zaklyuchayet·sya v “razvitii sektorov proizvodstva i uslug, sodeystvii torgovle vnutri stran Persidskogo zaliva, zashchite potrebiteley, okruzhayushchey sredy i zdorovʹya naseleniya, povyshenii ekonomiki stran Persidskogo zaliva i yeye konkurentosposobnosti i udovletvorenii trebovaniyam Tamozhennogo soyuza stran Persidskogo zaliva i obshchego rynka stran Persidskogo zaliva”.

Organami po standartizatsii gosudarstv-chlenov yavlyayut·sya:

  • Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology (ESMA)
  • Bakhreynskiy direktorat standartov i metrologii (BSMD)
  • Saudovskaya organizatsiya po standartam, metrologii i kachestvu (SASO)
  •  Generalʹnyy direktorat Omana po spetsifikatsiyam i izmereniyam (DGSM)
  • Qatar General Organization for Standardization (QS)
  •  Kuwait Standards and Industrial Services Affairs (KOWSMD)

S 1 iyulya 2016 goda markirovka sootvet·stviya Gulf (G-mark) yavlyayet·sya obyazatelʹnym trebovaniyem dlya nizkovolʹtnogo elektrooborudovaniya i priborov (soglasno reglamentu BD-142004-01), a takzhe dlya det·skikh igrushek, prodavayemykh v gosudarstvakh-chlenakh GSO.

Gulf Conformity Marking (G-mark)

Gmark

G-mark - eto markirovka sootvet·stviya dlya arabskikh gosudarstv Persidskogo zaliva, kotoraya podtverzhdayet, chto produkt sootvet·stvuyet trebovaniyam, izlozhennym v sootvet·stvuyushchem Tekhnicheskom reglamente Zaliva.

Dlya polucheniya G-Mark produkt dolzhen proyti protsess sertifikatsii po protsedure GSO:

  1. zayavitelʹ dolzhen podgotovitʹ opredelennyye tekhnicheskiye dokumenty, takiye kak instruktsii po ekspluatatsii, ispytaniya na bezopasnostʹ i elektromagnitnuyu sovmestimostʹ, provodimyye upolnomochennymi laboratoriyami – Protokoly ispytaniy CB (Organa po sertifikatsii) i sertifikaty, soderzhashchiye sootvet·stvuyushchiye standarty Gulf / IEC i t.d.
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    Standardization activities in Kuwait began in 1967 under a division of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, which became a department after Standardization Law No. 128 was promulgated in 1977. The department was transferred to the State Authority for Industry in 1996 and became the standards and industrial services sector, comprising two departments, one for standards and metrology, and the other for quality laboratories.

    This sector represents Kuwait in regional and international organizations such as ISO, OIML, CAC, Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO) and the GCC Standards and Metrology Organization (GSMO).

    The Sector pursues the following goals: achieving the goals of standardization through the issuance and publication of standards and publications related to standardization, as well as the development and approval of national standards; examination and testing of imported products for compliance with Kuwaiti standards; issuance of certificates for exported goods; providing a quality mark to national standards. research and testing of samples for the public and private sectors, as well as for individuals.

    The Public Authority for Industry of the State of Kuwait (PAI)

    On January 15, 1997, the General Directorate of Industry was established, a public body with an independent legal personality, controlled by the Minister of Trade and Industry.

    The purpose of the Authority is to develop, commercialize and control industrial activities in the State of Kuwait by encouraging local industries and expanding the production base of these industries to include strategic products serving national security, and thereby increase the sources of national income.

    In addition, one of the main tasks of the Authority is to deepen the industrial sense of citizens and seek industrial research and coordination between the existing and future industries of the Gulf States and the Arab countries in order to support industrial cooperation between various countries and the international organization

    Gulf Standards Organization GSO

    Gulf Standards Organization (GSO) was founded on December 30-31, 2001 by the decision of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as a regional standardization organization.
    Since May 2004, it has been fully operational and includes 6 respective Member States: UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait.

    The mission of the GSO is to “develop the manufacturing and service sectors, promote intra-Gulf trade, protect consumers, the environment and public health, enhance the GCC economy and its competitiveness, and meet the requirements of the GCC Customs Union and the Common Market of the countries Persian Gulf”.

    The standards bodies of the Member States are:

    • Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology (ESMA)
    • Bahrain Standards and Metrology Directorate (BSMD)
    • Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO)
    •  Oman Directorate General of Specifications and Measurements (DGSM)
    • Qatar General Organization for Standardization (QS)
    •  Kuwait Standards and Industrial Services Affairs (KOWSMD)

    As of July 1, 2016, the Gulf Compliance Mark (G-mark) is a mandatory requirement for low voltage electrical equipment and appliances (as per regulation BD-142004-01) and for children's toys sold in GSO Member States.

    Gulf Conformity Marking (G-mark)

    Gmark

    G-mark is the conformity marking for the Arab States of the Gulf, which confirms that the product meets the requirements set out in the relevant Gulf Technical Regulation.

    In order to receive a G-Mark, a product must pass the GSO certification process:

    1. The applicant must prepare certain technical documents, such as operating instructions, safety and electromagnetic compatibility tests conducted by authorized laboratories - CB (Certification Body) Test Reports and certificates containing relevant Gulf / IEC standards, etc. e.
    2. After reviewing the documentation, the product will be registered in the GSO Electronic Certificate Tracking System for Notified Bodies (a Notified Body is an organization designated by a Gulf State to assess the conformity of certain products prior to being placed on the market).
    3. After review of the technical file, if the process complies with the rules and confirmation is received from the GSO, a certificate is issued and a G mark and a GSO Compliance Trace Symbol (GCTS) is issued. GCTS is a GSO-provided symbol consisting of a Gulf conformity marking, with a three-digit notified body number located below it, and a QR code. This symbol is generated by the GSO Certificate Tracking System.
    4. The manufacturer must affix the Gulf Compliance Mark to each individual electrical equipment (and/or packaging) that complies with current Gulf Technical Regulations.

    You can find out all the details about certification and labeling in the countries of the Middle East by contacting us by email [email protected] 



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G-MARK

Gulf Conformity mark, also known as G-mark is a certification mark used to indicate products that conform to all technical regulations of the Gulf Cooperation Council. It means that the G-marked products meet all requirements of the corresponding technical regulations and have passed all conformity assessment procedures. The mark was introduced in 2009.

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EQM

The Emirates Quality mark certification program prescribes requirements for product quality and safety of various consumer products.

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ECAS

WWBridge helps to issue The Certificate ECAS - Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS). The ECAS certificate is proof that the product has been approved by the UAE Federal Government through MOIAT (Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology)

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