Abu Dhabi, September 25, 2022: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) concluded a media delegation visit program to its operational sectors and organizational units that was conducted with the aim of introducing the Council’s services and its role in leading the quality infrastructure in Abu Dhabi, and enhancing the emirate’s regional and international competitiveness.

Learning imparted on the Council’s role in verifying safety of products in Abu Dhabi markets

The delegation included representatives from various media institutions, including the Emirates News Agency (WAM), and social media channels, a QCC statement said, during a recent visit of the media professionals to the Markets and Consumer Services sector, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Hilal Hamid Al Kaabi, Secretary General of the Council, and His Excellency Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Executive Director of the Markets and Consumer Services Sector.

His Excellency Dr. Hilal Humaid Al Kaabi praised the interaction of the media delegation and  their enthusiastic interest in highlighting the strategic role of the Council and informing of its services provided, as well as of its various initiatives, projects and programs that support the quality infrastructure sector of Abu Dhabi.

He said that the Council has always been keen to strengthen its relations with media as an important and strategic partner in contributing to the sustainable development of the emirate. He said that the visit of the media delegation and subsequent interactions have helped the Council significantly in simplifying and facilitating media messages to the community and introducing its services, achievements, and the value it adds with the Council's leadership in Abu Dhabi’s quality infrastructure..

In the presence of His Excellency Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Executive Director of the Markets and Consumer Services Sector, Eng. Mona Khamis, Director of Product Safety and Legal Standards Services, gave a presentation to the delegation on the role of QCC in verifying the conformity of products traded in Abu Dhabi markets through six operational activities related to product safety. These include on-site inspection, smart inspections, compliance programs, partner collaborations, consumer notifications, corrective actions and product recalls.

The presentation highlighted that field inspection visits to commercial establishments were aimed at ensuring that the products traded in the emirate's markets meet the relevant mandatory requirements, wherein over 670,000 restricted products are  inspected, protecting the markets from entry of non-conforming products.

It was also mentioned that the smart inspection procedures are complementary to ensure that the products offered in Abu Dhabi markets conform to the standard specifications and the issued legislation for 2,500 restricted products. To ensure compliance with conformity programs, the Council monitors the products that have obtained a certificate of conformity, and more than 2,000 certified products have been inspected in Abu Dhabi. 
 

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Update On7 Feb 2022
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