A Delegation from Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently visited the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology in order to enhance cooperation with its partners and serve its members, enhance the business environment and advance the economic sector’s performance in Sharjah.
The Chamber’s delegation, headed by Yaqoub Al Qaseer, Industrial Relations Consultant, and Samuel Lalul, head of the industrial sector’s business group at the Chamber, and Maha Al Zarouni, Exporters Services executive, discussed a number of issues of mutual interest and viewed programs and projects undertaken by the Authority for Standardization for creating and implementing standardizations and trademarks, and their effect on improving and developing the private sector’s performance in the UAE and its consequences on the business community in Sharjah.
The Chamber’s delegation discussed opportunities for developing cooperation between the two sides and providing facilities and assistance for tradesmen and manufacturers to apply standardizations approved by the Authority. Abdulrahman Zeinel, Head of inspection at the Authority, acquainted the delegation with the Emirates Quality Products Mark system (EQM) and the Gulf certification requirements system (Gmark), in addition to Emirati Certification (ACAS), mandatory procedures for obtaining these certificates, and the important role they play in enhancing the UAE’s economic and commercial role.
The two sides agreed to enhance their partnership in spreading awareness and holding forums and training workshops, such as the workshop for merchants and manufacturers in Sharjah on (ECAS) and (EQM) to be held soon, in addition to other workshops for used imported vehicles, which Sharjah Chamber will set time for in the near future after consultations with the concerned parties.
Yaqoub Al Qaseer thanked the Emirates Authority for Standardization for their efforts in supporting the business sector in the UAE by providing standardizations on par with the best international practices, and pointed out that this visit comes within the Chamber’s Business and Communication Sector’s plan to communicate with its partners in the government and private sectors, learn from their experiences and expertise to support merchants and manufacturers and enhance their contribution to the gross domestic product of the emirate.