Standards Development

Standards and TRs Development Objectives

  • Increase the competitiveness of products and services and to meet the requirements according to the latest production methods and technology in various fields.
  • Removal of technical barriers to trade and increasing trade exchange among GSO Member States as well as business partners from outside the Member States.
  • Protect the consumer through standards that set and determine acceptable and internationally recognized levels of quality for goods ,products and Processes.
  • Standardization of concepts and technical applications among Member States, which contributes to creating a common language among Gulf manufacturers.

Developing Standards and TRs Process

The GSO standards and TRs are developed as follow:

  • The Working Group of the Technical Committee or Sub-Committee (or the Member State in charge of the project) to prepare a proposal (draft) preliminary draft (CD) and submitted (electronically on the GSO website) to the Secretary of the Committee for presentation to the members of the Committee to reach agreement on the initial draft standard (DS).
  • The Secretariat of the Technical Committee or Subcommittee will load the initial draft standard (DS) agreed in by clause (1), to be available to the Member States of the Committee accompanied by the report shows the basic references used in the preparation, and a presentation of its history, its objectives and its justifications, and at the same time the inclusion of the project on the home page of GSO website Embedded link (draft standards in the distribution phase) to allow the different agencies to comment on the project within the specified time period to receive feedback.
  • A study Conducted of the initial project (and comments received thereon) by the Member States and are presented Comments and Discussion thereon within the time limit for comments to be reached to support the majority of members, and provides technical notes using the electronic form allocated for this process.

Fast Track Adoption

It is a mechanism for adoption the international standards, for example standards of (ISO, IEC, OIML, CODEX) as a GSO standards to meet the needs of various industrial, commercial and service sectors in the member states.

Standards Store

Buy Gulf Standards and Technical Regulations, pay online and download in PDF.

Standards IMS

Management of Gulf Standards Information and their national and international equivalents.

Standards Projects

Gulf Standards and Technical Regulations under development by Gulf Technical Committees.



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