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Industrial and commercial standards in the United Arab Emirates


National Standards Organisations
Website of the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA)
Integration in the International Standards Network
The UAE has been integrated into the international standardisation system since the ESMA became a member of the International Organisation for Standardisation and the International Communication Union. Moreover, there has been a regional effort by member countries of the Gulf Council to meet requirements related to standards in the framework of the Customs Union.
Classification of Standards
UAE + S + GSO followed by either a digit code corresponding to the area or a letter code and figures, and then the year. Internally, the code is composed of two digits corresponding to the product section, then a number composed of 2 to 3 digits based on the degree of detail.
Online Consultation of Standards
The norms and standards are available on the website ESMA. This is a paid service and technical guides have to be ordered.
Certification Organisations
ESMA Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology

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