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Term Definition
MOIAT Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology
Open Data Government data available for users to view and download in various formats, such as statistics or reports
My Gov An electronic system for submitting suggestions or complaints to the Ministry
Minister Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology
UAE United Arab Emirates
Vice President Vice President of the United Arab Emirates
President President of the United Arab Emirates
Standard A document specifying the characteristics of goods, materials, services or anything else subject to standardization, including characteristics, quality standards, dimensions, measurements, safety and security. It also includes terms, symbols, testing methods, sampling, packaging, and labels.
Technical Regulation A decision by the UAE Cabinet that specifies technical requirements either directly or by reference or implication of a standard, technical specification or practice and has a mandatory implementation status.
Control Scheme The UAE mandatory system, which includes a group of products within its field of application and is concerned with verifying and fulfilling the technical requirements specified for the approved standard specifications, directly or indirectly, such as inspection, methods of examination and testing, calibration, or the granting of conformity certificates for these products.
Measuring System Groups of measuring instruments, including any substances and equipment that are designed to provide information for measuring time and quantities. Note: A measuring system may consist of only one measuring instrument.
Technical Committee The technical committee for developing standards and technical regulations formed by MoIAT to oversee industrial sectors or in the fields supporting it.
Quality Infrastructure Developing an integrated system that includes standards, conformity assessment procedures and accreditation systems, in coordination with local and federal government entities and Stakeholders from the industrial and private sectors. The aim is to empower various industry sectors with an infrastructure that boosts the in-country value of national industries by encouraging the adoption of advanced technology in manufacturing.
GULFMET Established in 2011, the Gulf Association for Metrology (GULFMET) is a Regional Metrology Organization (RMO) established under the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO), bringing together the National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) of GSO members, It is considered the regional metrology organization (RMO) through which member states participate in the activities of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.
BIPM The Bureau International des Poids et Mesure is a France-based international organization established by the Meter Convention. Its member states work together on matters related to measurement and measurement standards.
OIML The International Organization of Legal Metrology is an intergovernmental organization that was created in 1955 to promote the global harmonization of the legal metrology procedures that underpin and facilitate international trade.
EURAMET Founded on 11 January 2007, EURAMET is the Regional Metrology Organisation (RMO) of Europe. It coordinates the cooperation of National Metrology Institutes (NMI) in Europe in fields such as research in metrology, traceability of measurements to SI units, international recognition of national measurement standards and related Calibration and Measurement Capabilities (CMCs).
SI Units system of units, based on the International System of Quantities, their names and symbols, including a series of prefixes and their names and symbols, together with rules for their use, adopted by the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM)
Legal Metrology The mandatory legal requirements for measurement, units of measurement, measuring instruments and methods of measurement, practiced by official bodies.
Legal Metrological Control Legal metrology control comprises the legal framework governing metrology, including measuring instruments, metrological supervision and metrological expertise.
Benchmarking Benchmarking is one of the tools used to measure, compare and improve performance among entities. It mainly aims to identify the aspects of leadership in operations or services (practices) and the results achieved or when preparing the strategy to reach the desired goals. Another definition: A systematic and continuous process of comparison, measurement, learning and continuous improvement by applying the methods developed based on the results of the study. Comparisons are also one of the most important drivers of change in institutions, This is when the comparative outputs are used to offer initiatives and innovations that improve the previous work methods or lead to unprecedented successful methods, which achieve leadership in various fields.
ISO ISO is an independent non-governmental, international organization established in 1947 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It has 167 member companies. It brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant international standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.
CODEX ALIMENTARIUS The body responsible for all matters related to the implementation of the joint program of food standards between the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization. Founded in 1903, WHO has 189 members including 188 member states and the European Union. One of the most important objectives of Codex Alimentarius is to produce a set of internationally approved food standards and related texts presented in a consistent manner. Which works to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade, in addition to guiding and promoting the formulation of definitions and requirements for food
GSO GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) is a Regional Standardization Organization (RSO) established by the GCC Supreme Council in 2001. Based in Riyad, KSA, it began operations in May 2004. The organization aims to unify the various standardization activities and oversee their implementation in coordination with national standardization bodies in the member states. It does this in a way that contributes to the development of the countries’ production and service sectors, the development of trade, consumer protection, environmental and public health, and the promotion of Gulf industries, products and services. This is in order to support the Gulf economy, preserve the gains of member states, and contribute to reducing technical barriers to trade, in line with the objectives of the GCC Customs Union and the Gulf Common Market.

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