The Conformity and Standards Services Sector, within Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, facilitates the development of technical documents which includes technical standards and guidelines, through active engagement with relevant stakeholders which includes public and private sectors experts as well as experts from academia. The Conformity and Standards Services Sector strives to harmonize existing standards and standards related documents through acting as a neutral facilitator representing the interests of all Abu Dhabi government and industry. The sector also coordinates with Ministry of Industry and Advanced technology for documents aimed to be adopted on federal level.
The standardization process provides a mutual reference between suppliers and clients which facilitates trade and technology transfer.
Document, established by consensus and approved by a recognized body, that provides, for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context.
Standards usually focus on performance and are developed to minimize technical barriers.
The Council established the Quality Infrastructure Services Sector to facilitate the development of standards in partnership with all stakeholders. Its purpose is to align existing specifications with other standard-related documents related to specifications by acting as a neutral assistant representing the interests of both the Government of Abu Dhabi and the Industrial Sector, in coordination with the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrolo gy.
The sector also identifies relevant specifications in areas where there are no UAE standards by providing a technical guide that highlights the available international standards. This is in addition to the development of new specifications through participation with all stakeholders in accordance with established procedures and raise the level of public awareness within governmental bodies and the private sector of the importance of specifications, quality and conformity.
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council supports all relevant partners in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and in partnership with the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) by working on the development of UAE specifications to meet the needs of those bodies.
The Council has established a standing Technical Committee for the purpose of developing specifications and approving conformity programmes. The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council is composed of more than 30 members, representing all governmental bodies related to the work of the Council.
In addition, it includes representatives of the private sector and federal bodies, including the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology. The committee, through its working groups, prioritizes the needs of standards in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and enhances compatibility with both UAE specifications and international standards in all sectors, including the industrial sector.