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GCC countries to unify metrology, standardisation systems

Joint Gulf metrological committees will participate in comparisons between measurements conducted by the GCC national metrology institutes and European Association of National Metrology.



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Published: Sun 28 Jun 2015, 8:41 PM

Last updated: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 3:19 PM

Abu Dhabi - The head of the Emirates Authority For Standardisation & Metrology (Esma) said that members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are planning to introduce unified metrology and standardisation systems in a bid to receive international recognition for their services, help in removing barriers to trade and boosting national economies.
Abdullah Al Maeni, Director-General of the Esma, said joint Gulf metrological committees, during recent meetings in Dubai, decided to participate in comparisons between measurements conducted by the GCC national metrology institutes and measurements conducted by the European Association of National Metrology (Euramet).
Comparisons of standards of pressures and mass measurement are already being conducted in coordination with the National Metrology Institute of Turkey, a member of EMS and a participant in the activities of the Gulf Association for Metrology (Gulfmet).
Dubai recently hosted a five-day meeting of Gulfmet, the new regional metrology organisation established under the auspices of GCC Standardisation Organisation (GSO), bringing together national metrology institutes of the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait as well as Yemen.


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