Remarkable International Presence, as part of Saudi Product Safety Forum
The Saudi Product Safety Forum, which will be held from 17th to 18th April, will be attended by officials and representatives of a number of international bodies and organizations concerned with consumer protection, as part of the efforts of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) in reviewing scientific experiences and expertise in the field of consumer safety.
The Forum will be attended by Mrs. Teresa Moreira, Head of Competition and Consumer Policies, Branch of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Forum will also be attended by Mr. Michele Cervone d'Urso, Ambassador-Head of EU Delegation to Saudi Arabia.
The Forum will include a working paper on the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) initiatives on market monitoring, to be presented by Ms. Vera Despotović, Head of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. The Forum will also witness the participation of representatives of the concerned bodies in a number of countries such as the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO), Brazil, European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), in addition to the representatives of GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) and Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA).
SASO explained that this Forum comes within the framework of SASO's efforts to achieve the objectives of the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020 to raise the quality and safety of products and services in the Saudi market in order to enhance consumer safety. Through this Forum, SASO aims at developing the future framework for product safety in the Kingdom in accordance with the best-followed global practices.
The Forum will be held under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Trade and Investment and Chairman of SASO's BoD, Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi. The Forum will be held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, in Riyadh, Sha'ban 12th -13th , 1440 AH (corresponding to April 17th -18th , 2019).