Industry Minister chairs 58th Standardisation and Metrology National Committee meeting

Manama, Abdulla bin Adel Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce and Chairman of the National Committee for Standardisation and Metrology, chaired the 58th meeting of the National Committee for Standardisation and Metrology.

The meeting reviewed the approval of the adoption of 965 optional standard specifications and 116 technical regulations, and the withdrawal of a standard specification and a Gulf technical regulation at the national level after competent local technical committees of the National Committee for Standardisation and Metrology completed the study of these projects and ensured their suitability for application in the Kingdom, and after notifying the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to meet the requirements of the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement.

The meeting also reviewed the mechanism for issuing universal identification codes (WMI) for automotive manufacturers, followed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). The Testing and Metrology Directorate was appointed as a ref
erence point of contact in Bahrain to coordinate the registration of identification codes for local manufacturers within the international system of the committee.

Source: Bahrain News Agency