United Arab Emirates
Established in July 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) aims to boost the UAE’s industrial sector and increase its contribution to the GDP. MoIAT develops laws and policies to establish a world-class industrial development framework to attract FDI and bright minds, enhance in-country value (ICV), foster entrepreneurship, create jobs, upskill local talent and boost exports of ‘Made in the Emirates.’ products. From encouraging the establishment of industrial zones to building capacities in advanced technology, MoIAT accelerates industrial development to contribute to a diversified knowledge-based economy and achieve industrial self-sufficiency.
Kingdom of Bahrain
Standards and Metrology Directorate (BSMD) in Ministry of Industry and Commerce is the national standardization body of Bahrain established in 1988 under the provision of the Legislative Decree No. 16 of 1985. It is a member of the Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO), the Arab Center for Standardization and Metrology and a founder member of the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO).
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) was established pursuant to Royal Decree No. M/10 dated 1992-03-03H (17/4/1972 G), as a body of judicial personality and with an independent budget. A Board of Directors, headed by the Minister of Commerce and Industry and comprising representatives of the concerned Ministries in addition to representatives from private sectors concerned with standardization in the Kingdom, outlines the general policy of SASO.
Sultanate of Oman
The Directorate General for Standards and Metrology (DGSM) within the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is the National Standards Body in Oman. It was established by Royal Decree No. 39/76 issued on 20 October 1976, and its duties and functions were defined by Royal Decree No. 1/78 issued on 3 January 1978. DGSM supervises the work of the National Enquiry Point and Information Centre (NEPIC) which is under the authority of the Undersecretary for Commerce and Industry.
Laboratories and Standardization Affairs (QS) is the national standards body in Qatar. It was established in 2002 and is currently affiliated to the Ministry of Environment. QS elaborate and publish Qatari product and service standards (voluntary) and technical regulations (mandatory) with participation of relevant stakeholders (industry, academia, control authorities, etc.). QS ensure high quality and safety of products, commodities and materials following new trends and developments.
Standards and Industrial Services Affairs – KOWSMD in Kuwait began in 1967, within a unit of the Ministry of commerce & Industry which became a Department after the law no. 128 for standardization was issued in 1977. The Department was transferred to the Public Authority for Industry in 1996 and became a sector for Standards and Industrial services including two Departments, one for standards & Metrology and the other for quality laboratories.
Republic of Yemen
Yemen Standardization, Metrology and Quality Control Organization – YSMO
The Yemen Standardization, Metrology and Quality Control Organization – YSMO
The Yemen Standardization, Metrology and Quality Control Organization is the sole authority in the Republic of Yemen entrusted with the affairs of standards and metrology, quality control, jewelry, precious metals, and all standardization activities with the aim of protecting the health and safety of consumers and the environment and supporting the national economy, with a legal authorization stipulated by Law No. (44) of 1999 regarding specifications and Metrology and Quality Control, as well as Republican Decree No. (52) of 2000 regarding the establishment of the Yemeni Organization for Standardization, Metrology and Quality Control.