This annual meeting which took place on the 13th September 2022 is the most important event in the calendar of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which contributes to consolidating the UAE’s leading role in the field of standardization at the regional and international levels, and reflects the Emirati capabilities in the quality infrastructure file, and its role in promoting the “Make in the Emirates” campaign.
The UAE has entered a new phase of enabling and stimulating the industrial sector, driven by interest and focus on the concept of “quality infrastructure system”, which is a fundamental pillar for the success of the national strategy for industry and advanced technology, creating a suitable and attractive business environment for local and international investors, supporting the national industry and enhancing its competitiveness in local markets. and international.
The “Make in the UAE” campaign supports national capabilities to enhance the competitiveness of Emirati products regionally and internationally, and meets the requirements of the business sector and the needs of societies for continuous development in products and services, in line with the country’s endeavours to raise the volume of trade exchange within the expansion of bilateral agreements concluded with various countries of the world.
During the event, a number of specialised dialogue sessions were held, with the participation of a number of senior officials in the UAE, from various government and private agencies and a distinguished representation of experts and stakeholders along with the leaders of the Ministry, represented by the participation of Her Excellency Sarah bint Youssef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Technology Advanced, HE Omar Al-Suwaidi, Under secretary of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, and HE Dr. Farah Ali Al-Zarouni, Assistant Under secretary for the Specifications and Legislation Sector in the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology.
International standardisation experts from the state and from various regional and international bodies participated in a number of specialised dialogue sessions, which highlighted the role of standardisation in supporting competitiveness, and promoting sustainable development goals, through support and development through the elements of quality infrastructure.
The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology is the representative member of the country in the International Organisation for Standardisation, as it assumes the functions of the UAE National Standardisation Organisation and is responsible for issuing UAE standards and technical regulations through national technical committees and specialised working groups in the UAE.
The Ministry also guarantees the membership of representatives from the industrial, commercial and service sectors, research and educational institutions, and relevant government bodies in the technical committees and work teams concerned with developing national standards, metrology and technical regulations, modernising the integrated quality infrastructure to support the UAE industrial sector, implementing sustainable industrial policies and rationalising consumption of resources.