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Conformity assessment scheme is an integral part of quality infrastructure. The scheme facilitates and ensures consumer confidence of products, processes, management system and people. Conformity assessments are carried out by competing authority by providing analytical testing, inspection, and certification services. Establishment of Conformity Program Services Sector at QCC aims to verify product compliance with technical specifications and mandatory requirements before being traded in markets or providing services to beneficiaries.
A specification is a document that is issued by consensus, and then approved by a recognized body. The specifications provide rules, guidelines, or specifications for specific products or services in order to achieve the optimal system. Specifications become regulations if approved by law. Specifications usually focus on performance in order to minimize technical obstacles. The establishment of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council came under local law No. (3) for the year 2009 to review and improve specifications in Abu Dhabi.
Central testing laboratory (CTL) was established by merging 9 government laboratories in Abu Dhabi into one central setup to ease quality and safety based testing under one roof in addition to reducing the cost of testing services. The laboratory's current capabilities include testing water, medicines, foodstuffs and building materials with a vision to expand services in the future in sectors such as medical materials and electrical appliances. In addition to analytical testing solutions. CTL provides inspection, certification, advisory, research and training services for both industrial sector and consumers according to the requirements and needs, thereby contributing to the development of quality infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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NEWS & EVENTS
QCC steps into second decade, eyes promising future with new projects and plans
Abu Dhabi – 15 September 2021: Since its establishment in 2009, the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has been playing a leading and contributory role in implementing the vision of Abu Dhabi Government and its leadership for over a decade, a senior official of the Council said.
QCC awards 35,991 conformity certificates to school bus drivers & supervisors
Abu Dhabi, August 29, 2021: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) today announced that it has awarded 35,991 conformity certificates to school bus drivers and supervisors in the last six years in Abu Dhabi.
QCC Conducts lab tests to verify quality and safety of date products in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI, August 22, 2021: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) today said that it conducted 3,130 quality, health and safety inspections on 1,026 samples of date products sold in Abu Dhabi, starting from 2020 to mid-August 2021.
QCC, DED conduct inspection campaign on Abu Dhabi building materials outlets
Abu Dhabi, August 10, 2021, In a joint campaign, the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED) conducted an inspection on building materials business outlets in Abu Dhabi to ensure that traders follow and comply with mandated norms.
QCC reports robust positive growth indicators for second quarter of 2021
Abu Dhabi, July 26, 2021; The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) today said that it has recorded positive results during the second quarter of 2021 in providing services and programmes to its private and public sector partners across vital segments of the community and businesses.
QCC carries out inspections in Abu Dhabi commercial outlets, checks 20,274 products for conformity
ABU DHABI, July 28,2021: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) today said it carried out inspection of commercial outlets in Abu Dhabi and checked 20,274 products for conformity, apart from reviewing 2,710 products sold on online platforms in the second quarter of the year.
QCC organizes `Together for Fair Markets’ workshop in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, July 15, 2021: The Markets and Consumer Services Sector of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) held a workshop for major retail outlets in Abu Dhabi on the Council’s product safety and legal metrology services, as well as on right commercial practices to be followed, among others.
QCC adopts three updated technical guides for different business verticals
ABU DHABI, 7 July 2021: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) today said it has approved the Abu Dhabi Lighting Guide, Geotechnical Engineering Guide – both prepared by the Abu Dhabi Municipality - and a technical practice guide for workers associated with contractors of health facilities, prepared by the Department of Health.
QCC conducts over 10,000 emergency product checks
ABU DHABI, June 30, 2021: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) said it conducted over 10,000 product checks under the emergency service channel of the Central Testing Laboratory.
QCC’s Emirates Metrology Institute participates in Gulf Association for Metrology meet
Abu Dhabi, 29 June, 2021: The Emirates Metrology Institute (EMI) of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) actively took part in the meetings held by the Gulf Association for Metrology (Gulfmet) during June 6-10 2021 on the latest developments, current and future inter-comparison programs, studies and research.
QCC issues 60 conformity certificates for energy-efficient outdoor lighting
ABU DHABI, 29 June 2021: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) said it has issued 60 certificates of conformity for outdoor lighting from January 2019 to June 2021, as part of an LED outdoor lighting conformity program.
QCC conducts benchmarking comparisons on legal metrology with DED Sharjah
ABU DHABI, June 20: The Market Monitoring Department of the Markets and Consumer Services Sector of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) held a two-day comparison and experience sharing session on legal metrology with the Department of Economic Development (DED) Sharjah, at its headquarters.
QCC certification programme for swimming pool lifeguards benefits 140 hotels in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI, June 16, 2021: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) today said it has launched a conformity and certification summer campaign for lifeguards to ensure safety of beachgoers and users of swimming pools.
QCC Agriculture Laboratory completes 567 quality checks in first half 2021
ABU DHABI, June 09, 2021: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) today said that its Agriculture Lab, part of the Central Testing Laboratory, conducted 567 quality checks on fertilizers, soil and water intended for agricultural purposes in the first half of 2021.
QCC Stresses Importance of Metrology in Developing Health Sector
ABU DHABI, May 20, 2021- The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) today stressed the significance of metrology in developing the UAE’s health sector by facilitating globally benchmarked measurement standards for medical devices as well as other healthcare and diagnostic services.
QCC Conducts Inspection of Pre-packaged Products in Abu Dhabi during Ramadan
Abu Dhabi, May 02,2021: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), carried out a Ramadan inspection campaign on pre-packaged products sold by retailers and other vendors in Abu Dhabi, in cooperation and coordination with the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT).
QCC Conducts Inspection of 292,968 products in Abu Dhabi between 2017-Q1 2021
ABU DHABI, April 26,2021: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) carried out inspection of 292,968 products from across various industry verticals and infrastructure sector by visiting sales and commercial outlets in Abu Dhabi between 2017 and the first quarter of 2021.
QCC Announces 2021 First Quarter Quality and Conformity Services Achievements
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 20, 2021: Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) today announced its 2021 first quarter achievements in ensuring quality and conformity of products and services of both private and public sector entities in Abu Dhabi.
Standing Technical Committee of QCC Holds First Quarter Meeting 2021
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2021: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) held the 2021 first quarter meeting of its Standing Technical Committee for Abu Dhabi Technical Standards on March 28, 2021.
QCC Holds Workshop on Technical Document Issuance Services for Partners
Abu Dhabi, April 01, 2021: The Standards Services Department of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) held a partner awareness workshop for 80 employees from Abu Dhabi government entities and key regulatory bodies on the procedures of the application and issuance of technical documents.
Central Testing Lab of QCC Conducted 1,630 Radioactive Contamination Checks in 2020
Abu Dhabi, March 28, 2021: The Central Testing Laboratory of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) conducted 1,630 examinations to check radioactivity contamination across food, water and industrial as well as environmental product samples in Abu Dhabi in 2020.
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Deploys Mobile Food Laboratory at Al Hudayriyat Island
Abu Dhabi, UAE 16/03/2021: The Central Testing Laboratory of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) announced that it has deployed a mobile laboratory for onsite checking of the quality, hygiene and safety of food items, including water, offered by food outlets at Al Hudayriat Island.
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Mobile Laboratory to Conduct Food Checks at IDEX 2021
Abu Dhabi, UAE 23/02/2021: The Central testing Laboratory of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) today announced the launch of a new service to provide food products and nutritional checks through mobile laboratories.
Abu Dhabi Central Testing Laboratory tests 2,233 fodder samples in 2020
Abu Dhabi, February 8, 2021: The Central Testing Laboratory of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has conducted a total of 18,889 tests on 2,233 fodder samples during 2o2o to check on their compliance with Abu Dhabi’s specifications, ensure the quality and safety of animal feeds and protect the livestock in the emirate. Speaking on the occasion Engineer Abdullah Hassan Al Maeeni, Executive Director of the Central Testing Laboratory Sector, stated that the central testing lab provides several chemical and biological testing services to ensure the safety and quality of fodders of all kinds whether herbal or concentrated.
Central Testing Laboratory Launches Service of "hormone residue testing in Medicines and Food”
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 28th December, 2020: The Central Testing Laboratory of Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council launched service of "hormone residue testing in medicines, food and dietary supplements" to support its regulatory partners and the private sector.
QCC and Abu Dhabi Police sign a Memorandum of Understanding to exchange conformity experiences
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 06 December 2020: Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council signed a memorandum of understanding with the Abu Dhabi Police General Command aiming to exchange experiences in the field of safety, quality and conformity, in line with the emirate’s strategy aimed at improving society and creating a community environment that enables it to achieve its goals and aspirations.
Abu Dhabi Quality & Conformity Council Performs 1,500 Tests On 600 Medical Samples, Equipment
Abu Dhabi, July 26, 2020: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has announced a total of 1500 quality tests have been conducted by the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Tests Lab on more than 600 samples of various types of liquids, tablets and injected medicines since the beginning of the year, as well as on medical equipment, such as blood pressure monitors and thermometers, to improve the quality of life in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity, Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization discuss ways of boosting cooperation
Abu Dhabi, July 16, 2020: HE Dr. Hilal Humaid Al Kaabi, Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity (QCC), has virtually discussed with Saad bin Othman Al Qasabi, governor of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), ways of boosting cooperation and developing standards and metrology infrastructure in both countries.
Emirates Metrology Institute guarantees financial surplus in various sectors of AED6 billion over 10 years
Abu Dhabi, August 10, 2020: Saeed Mohammed Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Emirates Metrology Institute, EMI, stated that the institute’s accreditation as a national standards institute will guarantee financial surplus in various sectors in the UAE, such as energy, transport, telecommunications, defence, oil and gas, health, manufacturing and nuclear energy, of around AED6 million over the next ten years.
Emirates Metrology Institute gains international recognition for its measurement and calibration capabilities
Abu Dhabi, October 12th, 2020: The Emirates Metrology Institute (EMI), the UAE’s National Metrology Institute (NMI) has added another feather to its cap by gaining international recognition from Joint Committee for Regional Bodies (JCRB) of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) for its measurement and calibration capabilities (CMCs) in Time and Frequency area which now have been published at BIPM Key Comparison Data Base (KCDB)
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council launches project to develop conformity schemes to improve the quality of local products
Abu Dhabi, 04 November 2020: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has announced the implementation of a joint project to improve the quality and enhance the competitiveness of local products in the domestic and global markets.
QCC takes part in SIAL Middle East 2019
The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) is taking part in the tenth edition of SIAL Middle East, the food and hospitality exhibition which is running from 9th to 11th December 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council carries out Proficiency testing program to verify the competency of COVID-19 testing laboratories
Abu Dhabi, October 25th, 2020: The Central Testing Laboratory of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council has implemented a proficiency testing program, which is the first of its kind in the region, to verify the competency of medical laboratories carrying out COVID-19 tests.
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council launches project to develop conformity schemes to improve the quality of local products
Abu Dhabi, 4 November 2020: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has announced the implementation of a joint project to improve the quality and enhance the competitiveness of local products in the domestic and global markets.
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council launches conformity schemes to enhance the Emirate's economic growth and global competitiveness
Abu Dhabi, July 1st, 2020, WAM: Anas Jawdat Al Barghouthi, Executive Director of Conformity and Standards Services Sector at Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), has affirmed that the development of the quality infrastructure system in Abu Dhabi and the Emirate’s commitment to following international standards have resulted in strengthening its economic growth and global competitiveness across many fields, particularly the economic, social, health and environmental domains.
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council conducts more than 1,260 pesticide residue tests to ensure health and safety of consumers
Abu Dhabi, June 5, 2020: Over 1,260 pesticide residue tests have been conducted in Abu Dhabi since the beginning of this year to detect any pesticide remnants in agricultural products including vegetables, fruits and fodder, the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) announced on 5 June 2020.
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council carries out digital inspection campaigns on 16,524 commodities during Q1
Abu Dhabi May 6,2020: The Consumers and Markets Services Sector – the field arm of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, ADQCC - has launched its remote inspection initiative, to inspect online platforms, websites and points of sale, that have become a major preference for many consumers for purchasing their needs
Central Testing Laboratory of Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council releases Emirati hand sanitizer brand
ABU DHABI, 27th April, 2020 (WAM) -- In line with the directives of the UAE leadership and the efforts of Abu Dhabi Government to fight the spread of the new corona virus, COVID -19, pandemic, the Central Testing Laboratory, CTL, of Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, QCC, has developed and produced a UAE-made hand sanitizer that meets international standards and guidelines.
QCC launches second phase of tyre-pressure gauge verification in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 October 2019: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, the entity responsible for developing an infrastructure of quality in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced the start of its verification campaign aimed at tyre-pressure gauge testing at tyre retail stores and filling stations of ADNOC. This is part of a campaign to ensure the accuracy of legal measurement tools in line with the council's continuous efforts to provide safe and fair markets in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council marks World Metrology Day by launching its latest scientific publication, "The Unit of Measurement"
Abu Dhabi, May 20, 2020: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has lauded the role played by metrology in supporting and facilitating global trade as well as ensuring products’ compliance with international technical standards and specifications.
QCC Participates in GITEX Technology Week 2019
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, will mark its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2019 with the launch of ‘Jawdah’ smart app a long with the “Verification and inspection maps” project.
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