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Qatar Quality Mark an added value to support Qatari products: PM

Qatar Quality Mark an added value to support Qatari products: PM

QNA &TNN
Doha
Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani on Sunday launched the Qatar Quality Mark to enhance the competitiveness of national products in the local, regional and global markets and support development plans.
During a ceremony, the PM honoured Al Qataria for Production of Reinforcing Steel as the first facility that fulfilled the criteria for obtaining the Qatar Quality Mark, among several facilities that applied for it.
The ceremony began with a presentation on the Qatar Quality Mark and its benefits for consumers and enterprises and the mechanism for conforming the commodities to the approved standard specifications, in addition to increasing competitive opportunities among companies.
In a tweet, the PM said launching the Qatar Quality Mark is an added value to support Qatari products and enhance its competitiveness.
“Launching of Qatar Quality Mark is an added value to support Qatari products and enhance its competitiveness locally and globally. It is also a step consistent with the goals of supporting the national economy based on the Qatar National Vision 2030,” the PM said in a tweet.
Qatar Quality Mark is a badge that is granted by Qatar General Organization for Standards and Metrology.
It is used to advertise the licensed commodity in the media during the period of validity of the license. It is placed on the goods by the methods approved by the organisation.
On the occasion, Minister of Commerce and Industry HE Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari stressed that launching the Quality Mark is an important step towards promoting the concept of quality and conforming to the specifications approved in the country.
He said the Quality Mark will support the national industry, enhance the production and export capacity of private sector companies and establish the competitiveness of their products.
Granting the Qatari Quality Mark to any of the national companies is the best evidence of the efficiency of the quality system and it supports the companies’ ability to continue their efforts to upgrade their products in accordance with the specifications and standards set in the country, he pointed.
The minister praised the efforts of the Qatar General Organization For Standardization in supporting and developing national institutions and establishments and encourage them to apply national standards and adopt best international practices in their products in order to support their competitiveness and expansion in the local and international markets.
The minister congratulated Al Qataria for Production of Reinforcing Steel for obtaining the first Qatari quality mark for its products.
He said this is an important achievement in light of the great progress that the country has been witnessing in the construction sector.
He extended thanks and appreciation to those in charge of this pioneering national company that has succeeded in developing its products in a way that meets the needs of the local market and supports the national economy.
The minister also voiced confidence in the ability of all national companies to achieve quality and implement the Qatari standard specifications, wishing Qatari companies success.
For his part, Chairman of Qatar Standards Engineer Muhammad bin Saud Muhammad Al Musallam expressed hope that all establishments and companies will obtain it in the near future to reach a distinguished stage of quality.
The Qatar Quality Mark has many advantages, as it contributes to gaining the trust of customers and increases the products’ value and opportunities for competition in the local and foreign markets. He also offered congratulations to the Al Qataria for Production of Reinforcing Steel, which fulfilled the criteria and requirements necessary to obtain this mark, which qualified it to be the first company to obtain the Qatari Quality Mark for its products.
The “Qatar Quality Mark” is an optional mark placed on the product as evidence of its conformity with the approved national standards and that it has been examined and tested by an internationally-recognized “certified laboratory” and that the facility is subject to monitoring and meets the required international standards and requirements.
It is a badge that is granted by the Qatar Standards to indicate the quality control mechanism in the facility and is placed on the commodity (sticking or engraving), in a way that is difficult to remove, or on the commodity’s packaging in the event that the commodity does not allow the mark to be placed on it.
In order to obtain the mark, the facility must fulfill a number of conditions and standards stipulated in the “Qatar Quality Mark” regulation adopted from the international requirements and regulations for granting the quality mark. The license to use the Qatar Quality Mark is valid for a renewable period of two years.