CIE Position Statement on the Use of Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation to Manage the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission

Introduction The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has accelerated the search for environmental controls to contain or mitigate the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) responsible for the disease. SARS-CoV-2 is usually transmitted from person to person by contact with large respiratory droplets, either directly or by touching virus-contaminated surfaces (also denoted…

Heads Up – Consideration of International Standards as Binding Omani Standards

Ministerial Decision No. (11) of 2020 (Oman) Issued on 19/01/2020 Corresponding to 23 Jumada Al-Awwal 1441 H.  On Considering International Standards as Binding Omani Standards Pursuant to Sultani Decree No. 11/2017 on the determination of the Competencies of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the approval of its organisational structure; and Based on the public interest requirements;…

MELA meets representatives of Saudi Ministry of Commerce & Investment and Standards Organisation

9th December 2019 – Member companies of the Middle East Lighting Association met with representatives of the Saudi Ministry of Commerce & Investment (MCI) and Saudi Arabia Standards Organisation (SASO). The context for these discussions is the raft of lighting regulation that has emerged from the relevant authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia particularly in…

MELA enters International Business & Leadership Rewards – March 2020

The Middle East Lighting Association has entered the International Business & Leadership Rewards to profile its activities since its inception with a view to illustrating the nature of its regional lighting related policy/regulatory work on behalf of its members, the leading lighting companies in the region. About the Awards Hosted in Dubai the International Business & Leadership…

Emirates Standards & Metrology Authority publishes long awaited Product Safety Law.

The Emirates Standards & Metrology Authority (ESMA) has recently published its highly anticipated Product Safety Law. Despite the fact that all UAE lighting related measures to date have a safety component drafted into the regulation, this is the first time the UAE has enacted bespoke legislation specifically addressing product safety for consumers. The overriding object of…