SASO celebrates the Arab Standardization Day
SASO celebrates the Arab Standards Day, which was launched this year under the slogan" Standards Boost Trust " . Each year, as followed, the Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO) choses a slogan to be focused on during the year to clarify the role of standardization and the national bodies, as well as it contributes to raise the awareness of the importance and benefits of standardization and its role in renovation ,innovation , economy support, and environment and consumer protection .
The aim of the Arab Standardization Day is to raise the awareness of standardization and its significance at the Arab level, and to clarify the pivotal role it plays in supporting industrial and economic development, as well as the feasibility of adopting unified Arab standards among Arab countries to support inter-trade as a necessary tool to support the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA) .
This day was chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the establishment of the Arab Organization for Standardization and Metrology, which was established on March 25, 1968 in Cairo as part of the League of Arab States . Since its establishment, AIDMO has played an important role in promoting standardization in the Arab countries and contributed to raising awareness of standardization and the related activities and clarifying its significance to the industrial and social development. AIDMO worked with Arab standardization bodies to prepare and issue standards and measurements and implement projects aimed at enhancing the role of standardization in various fields in order to achieve its objectives, which are reflected in the provision of technical and objective conditions for the achievement of competitive Arab products of high quality. Therefore, that contributes to the success of the Greater Arab Free Trade Area, to establish a common Arab market, and to ensure the safety and benefit of consumers and the protection of the environment.