Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil issued a decree obliging producers and importers of chemical and engineering goods to produce and import according to the standard specifications of ten products, including kid toys, furniture, such as chairs and tables, organic light emitting diode (OLED), analysis of precious metals and steam sterilisers.
“More than 90% of the Egyptian specifications met international standards,” said Kabil.
In the same context, the resolution stipulates that producers and importers should be given six months from the date of the publication of the resolution to adjust their situation to keep pace with the new decree.
Moreover, this decision aims to apply these specifications to goods whether locally produced or imported in order to ensure the quality of these products and assure that they comply with the Egyptian standard specifications’ requirements, to protect the Egyptian consumer health and safety.
“The ministry is keen to develop the Egyptian specifications system to keep pace with international standards to improve the quality of products in the Egyptian market,” said Kabil.
In another context, Ashraf Ismail, head of the Egyptian Organisation for Standardization and Quality, stressed that there is full coordination between the authority and all concerned parties.