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MOCI organises "integrated project to follow up implementation of legislative system "

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Sun, 2/9/2018

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO), is organising a pilot "Integrated Project for the Implementation of the Legislative System to Control the Safety of Products in the GCC Common Market" for member countries. It will be held on September 9 - 11 at Sheraton Ruwi Hotel and would be participated by officials from public and private sectors.

The project is aimed at analysing current state of public policy for product safety and make recommendations for preparation of a general policy framework for product safety in the Sultanate. The project will help[ in enhancing optimal application of the legislative system to control product safety in the GCC common market.

Ahlam Bint Masoud Al Marhoubia, Acting Director of of Conformity at the Directorate General of Standards and Metrology, said: This workshop is part of the preparations for the implementation of the pilot phase of the member states which is first phase of the project. The workshop will be held on the first day of the program to present the project before the concerned public and private sector organisations of the Sultanate. The second and third day, meetings will be held with a number of concerned government authorities of the Sultanate to discuss "the integrated project to follow up the application of the legislative system to control the safety of products in the GCC common market."

The Secretariat General of the Standardisation Organization for the Arab Gulf States (GCC) has conducted a technical advisory study, which included a workshop on the legislative system and institutional framework to control product safety in the Gulf market and market survey in Riyadh, on September 14-16, 2015. It was attended by the team responsible for releasing the draft of the Gulf System for Product Safety and Market Survey. During the workshop, presentations were made on the best framework of the quality infrastructure to implement legislative system to control safety of products in the Gulf market. Also there was a presentation on the progress of the draft of the Gulf system for safety of the industrial products prepared by the safety system team. Presentations were also made by the participants of the member states on existing systems and institutions involved in their existing infrastructure.

She said that the most important elements of the study were the need for a legislative and institutional cover, which shows a need for a legislative basis for the safety of products and current draft for monitoring the products and the role of best implementation of the safety system among member states.

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