Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) has signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with global safety science firm UL
signifying cooperation in the areas of standardization, measurement,
conformity evaluation, testing, management systems and other relevant
fields. The MOU aims
at enhancing product quality, leading to bolstering the economic ties
between Jordan, the UAE - UL’s Middle East base and the US where the
firm has its Headquarters.
The MOU was signed by Dr. Haydar AlZaben, the Director General of JSMO and Mr. Hamid Syed, the UL, Vice President & GM for UL Middle East.
The signing ceremony took place in Amman at JSMO premises and was
attended by Mr. Fred Aziz, the Commercial Counselor from the US Embassy
in Amman and representatives from UL Middle East and JSMO.
Dr. Haydar AlZaben said: " JSMO was established to protect
the rights, health and safety of the citizens and the environment.
Through collaboration with key strategic partners it ensures the best
international practices are implemented and maintained thereby
strengthening the public confidence in safety of products and services. The two forward-thinking organizations will be working
together to further develop the Standardization, Certification,
Testing, Inspection and Market Surveillance systems of JSMO, while also,
developing products safety standards, and other standards and promote
the use of UL Standards in Jordan, so as to help manufacturers with
increased knowledge on product safety."
Syed said: “Today is significant step forward for both UL in the region
and the JSMO as it will allow us to offer our expert guidance to the
organization as it continues its fantastic work. We’re looking forward
to working with them on their immediate priority projects and believe
this is just the beginning of a long and valuable relationship as we do
our small part to help the Jordanian authorities build a sustainable,
safe and bright future for its people.”
UL, which has GCC bases in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, works with various authorities in the MENA region and signed a similar MOU with The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) in 2014.