GSO (GCC Standardization Organization)
Raqam Consultancy’s Services for GSO (GCC Standardization Organization) related standards:
- Regulatory Affairs Services
- Label Validation
- Formula Validation
- Technical Translation
- Product Registration
- Regulatory updates and Alerts
- Crises Management
- Problems Solving
- Assistance with product recall or withdrawal
- Assistance in consignment release
- Negotiation & representation with authorities
- Halal Services
- Quality Assurance services
- Technical and scientific research
- Regulatory Outsourcing
Established in 2001, GSO (GCC Standardization Organization) is the standards organization for the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) member countries. Other than GCC countries which include Oman, Kuwait, KSA, UAE, Qatar and Bahrain, Yemen also falls under the organization. GSO’s full formal name is the Standardization Organization of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf. GSO’s headquarter is in Riyadh with a branch office in Jeddah.
GSO promotes and ensures adoption of global standards for the improvement and uplift of the production and service sectors in the member states. Serving as the Regional Standardization Organization (RSO) of the region, GSO aims to unify numerous standardization activities and pursue enactment and compliance in cooperation with the standardization bodies of the member countries.
GSO was established by the resolution of the GCC Supreme Council and began its operations in 2004. The standardization body has the memberships of the governments of The State of the United Arab Emirates, The Kingdom of Bahrain, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Sultanate of Oman, The State of Qatar, and The State of Kuwait and Yemen.
The GCC Standardization Organization covers standardization initiatives across a wide range of domains including, but not limited to, water, food safety, halal foods, cigar & cigarettes, and fire protection.
In addition to enhancing the GCC’s economy and its global competitiveness, GSO also aims to nurture trade between the GCC member states, ensure and protect consumer rights in the region, and protect the environment and public health through standardization.