UAE, Jordan ink pact to standardize specifications

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The UAE and Jordan agreed to exchange information on special training programs. (WAM)
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  • The agreement aims to facilitate industrial, trade and economic growth in both the UAE and Jordan.
  • The pact encourages cooperation in conformity assessment procedures for non-food and non-pharmaceutical industrial products.

ABU DHABI, UAE – The UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) to strengthen ties around standards, regulations, conformity assessment, specifications and national hallmarks.

The MoU aims to facilitate industrial, trade and economic growth in both the UAE and Jordan.

It covers the exchange of information and knowledge relating to common areas of interest, cooperate towards harmonization of standards between the two parties.

The agreement also encourages cooperation in conformity assessment procedures to facilitate the exchange of non-food and non-pharmaceutical industrial products between the UAE and Jordan.

The MoU was signed by Omar Al Suwaidi, Under-Secretary of MoIAT, and Abeer Barakat Al Zuhair, Director-General of the JSMO, on the sidelines of the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) Annual Meeting being held in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Farah Al Zarooni, Acting Assistant Under-Secretary for the Standards and Regulations Sector at the Ministry, was also present at the signing ceremony.

Al Suwaidi said the MoU embodied a common vision and strong relations between the UAE and Jordan, especially in the fields of industrial and economic cooperation.

“The UAE’s industrial sector contributes greatly to the national economy and the ministry is committed to increasing this contribution through the application of the best international practices to enhance quality infrastructure in partnership with regional and international standardization bodies,” he said.

“Partnerships with Arab and international institutions and organizations in the field of standardization are of the utmost importance in the ministry’s efforts to increase the capabilities and competitiveness of our industrial companies,” Al Suwaidi said.

“Efforts to transfer knowledge and exchange information are also crucial for the sector to achieve long-term success and help the UAE to consolidate its position as a global hub for industry, advanced technology, and innovation,” he added.

For her part, Abeer Barakat Al Zuhair underscored the importance of cooperation between the UAE and Jordan to serve common interests.

She said, “The MoU highlights a common vision and a will to cooperate on standardization to support sustainable development.”

She added, “Harmonized standards play an important role in supporting national economies and enhancing the quality of goods and services, thereby ensuring consumer protection, increasing production capacity and enhancing trade.”

The two parties also agreed to exchange information on special training programs, the protection of intellectual property rights and expertise in the field of standards.

They also agreed to cooperate in certificates and hallmarks for items made of precious metals.

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