JSMO In Short
 
The Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) was established as a public Organization with financial and administrative autonomy in accordance with the Standards and Metrology Law No. 15 for the Year 1994, amended in accordance with the Law No. 22 for the Year 2000 and its amendments. Prior to that, the Organization had been one of the directorates in the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The Law has defined the following principal objectives to be pursued by JSMO:
 
1.        Adoption of a national system for standardization and metrology based on accepted international practices.
2.        Keeping pace with scientific and technical developments in the fields of standards, metrology, conformity assessment and laboratory accreditation.
3.        Ensuring the health and safety of the Kingdom's citizenry and protection of the environment by making sure that goods, products and services are in compliance with the technical regulations adopted by the Organization for the purpose.
4.        Ensuring the quality of local goods, products and services through the adoption of appropriate Jordanian Standards in order to enhance their competitiveness in the local and international markets and thus support the national economy.
 
  • Functions & Mandates
By law, JSMO is responsible for the following:
 
1.       Issuing, approval, reviewing, amendment and monitoring the implementation of standards and technical regulations with regard to all goods, products and services (with the exception of pharmaceutical products, medicines, veterinary medicines, serums & vaccines).
2.        Establishment of a national system of measurement and supervising its implementation.
3.        Calibration, control and supervision of measuring instruments and practices.
4.        Control of the quality of precious metals and jewellery. (Testing and stamping them).
5.        Granting of conformity certificates, including the Quality Mark.
 
 

 

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