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Establishment of SASMO

SASMO Objectives 

SASMO Tasks 

SASMO Membership

Stages of Developing a Syrian National Standard (SNS) 

 Establishment of SASMO 
  • Due to economic importance of standards and metrology in elevating and improving the quality of the national production, as well as facilitating commercial exchange, reducing costs, limit waste percentage, consumers protection, providing just competition among producers, keeping good name for our national products, and increasing their competence in international markets, due to all of these reasons SASMO the Syrian Arab Organization for Standardization and Metrology was established by decree-law No./248/dated 1969-10-13 and connected with the ministry of industry.
  • This decree was amended by Act No. 37 of 2005 so that the body of a scientific nature and enjoys administrative and financial autonomy and subordinated to the Minister of Industry.
     

SASMO Objectives

  • Adopt a national regulation for standards and metrology according to the followed international criteria.
  • Go along with the scientific development in the fields of standards and metrology, conformity assessment and laboratories accreditation .
  • Provide health , environmental protection and public safety for  citizens by issuing or adopting expedient standards to ensure the fulfillment of these targets.
  • Ensure quality for national products by adoption of expedient standards that will enable these products to compete in local, Arab as well as international markets, and consequently will support the national economy.

SASMO Tasks

  • It will develop, spread, and amend national standards and measures for products, materials, and services.
  • Grant the right to use the Conformity Mark and The Quality Mark for products and services.
  • Provide adopted references for unified measures.
  • Issue unified classifications, technical terms, definitions and symbols for products, materials and services.
  • Provide means that will guarantee excellence of quality production , conformity of goods and raw materials to the adopted standards and issue the related certificates .
  • Calibrate measuring equipment, and check up their accuracy, beside other legal measurements. It will settle differences resulting from the application of these measurements by concerned parties .
  • Supervise quality of jewelry, precious metals and stones, jewels, calibrate and hallmark them .
  • Supervize setting down and application of the “National Measurement Law”.
  • SASMO shall have the right to supervize the application of standards in order to assure their soundness, feasibility of their implementation, promotion and amendment when necessary.
  • Carry out tests for raw materials and products that require standards development, or assure the safety of the raw materials and products that have standards, or assure their conformity to the adopted standards.
  • Train, and qualify the staff for SASMO different  activities.
  • Provide library documentary, informatory, scientific, and industrial services.
  • SASMO has the right to organize conferences and hold symposiums in the field of its specialization.
  • Agreement with Arab and international standardization bodies on the unification of standards, and mutual recognition of conformity certificates, quality marks, labs accreditation certificates and evaluation basis of accrediting bodies.
  • Circulate, distribute, and sell the publications concerning adopted standards issued by SASMO, Arab, regional, or international organizations.
  • Carry out required scientific research for standards development and assure the safety of their application.
  • Represent The Syrian Arab Republic on the regional and international levels in the fields of standards, measurements, and quality.
  • Harmonize the organization’s tasks with its Arab and international counterparts.

SASMO Membership

  • AIDMO:Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization.
  • ISO:International Organization for Standardization.
  • IEC:International Electro- technical Commission.
  • FAO:Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. SASMO is the National Contact Point in this field. It also carries out the tasks of the General Secretariat of the National CODEX Alimentarius Committee.
  • OIML:L’Organisation Internationale De Metrologie Legale.
  • ASTM:American Society for Testing and Materials.
  • AUCBM:Arab Union for Concrete and Building Materials.
  • IDF:International Dairy Federation.

 Stages of Developing a Syrian National Standard (SNS) 

  1. International criteria adopted in this field as the basis in the preparation of national standards and their amendments.
  2. Standards are adopted by a decision of The Minister in virtue of the suggestion of The Board of Administration.
  3. The standard whose adoption decision has been issued is considered an adopted national standard (S.N.S) and is effective on the date of the decision of its adoption.
  4. Standards adoption decision shall appoint the related parties which shall undertake the supervision on the application of  national standards according to the laws and regulations in effect.