The Ministerial Committee for Standardization Affairs Approves 5 Gulf Technical Regulations for a Number of Goods and Products
The Ministerial Committee for Standardization Affairs of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf approved 5 new Gulf technical regulations for a number of goods and products for different sectors and also approved the withdrawal of one Gulf technical regulation.
This came during the sixth meeting of the Ministerial Committee for Standardization Affairs, which was held on Thursday, 14 September 2023, in the city of Salalah. Sultanate of Oman.
The meeting was chaired by His Excellency Mr. Qais bin Mohammad Al-Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion in the Sultanate of Oman, Chairman of the current session, and in the presence of Their Excellencies Members of the Committee Ministers of Trade and Industry concerned with standardization affairs in the GCC States, and with the participation of His Excellency the Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, His Excellency Mr. Saud bin Nasser Al-Khasibi, President of GSO.
At its meeting, the Committee reviewed the report of the President of GSO on the most important outcomes and achievements of GSO during the period from May until the end of August 2023 and praised the tangible progress achieved that contributed to enhancing cooperation and integration between the GCC States in the various fields of standardization. It also approved the budget of GSO for the fiscal year 2024 and agreed to appoint an external auditor for GSO accounts for the year 2024.
It should be noted that GSO performs its activities in the various fields of standardization, and aims to unify the various standardization activities and follow up on their application and adherence to them in cooperation and coordination with the standardization bodies in the GCC States, in a way that contributes to the development of intra trade, protection of the consumer, the environment and public health, and the encouragement of Gulf industries and products to support the Gulf economy.