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Key GCC trading system in focus at BCCI meeting

Bahrain Business
Wed, 16 Aug 2017

MANAMA: A system that helps reduce the technical barriers of trade and facilitates the free movement of commodities across borders within the GCC member states, was the theme of a meeting hosted by the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) yesterday.

The system seeks to ensure the conformity of products to the essential requirements of health, safety and environment.

The meeting was attended by the GCC Standardisation Organisation (GSO) secretary-general Nabil Al Mulla, Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry assistant under-secretary for domestic trade Hameed Rahma and top officials from the chamber, the ministry and GSO.

During the event, Bahrain Standards and Metrology Directorate (BSMD) head of standards development Mai Abdulaziz highlighted the role of the ministry in products regulation and ensuring products safety.

She also shared a work paper on the experience of BSMD in implementing Gulf Technical Regulation for low-voltage electrical equipment and appliances.

GSO’s head of notification Ebrahim Al Hashaf delivered a detailed presentation on GSO’s mandate, its impact on the trade and GSO certificate tracking system.