The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) has discussed opportunities for bilateral cooperation with the United States in the fields of oil and gas sector specifications, construction and rationalization of energy consumption, commensurate with the UAE and US specifications in these sectors, And address the technical barriers to trade.
HE Abdullah Al Maeeni, ESMA Director General, received a delegation of 19 officials from the United States of America, headed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), government officials, and international institutions in standardization, oil and gas, Construction and energy consumption, to discuss future bilateral cooperation between the two parties.
The two sides discussed the harmonization of the UAE and US standards as part of a plan to sign memorandums of understanding according to the information, knowledge and expertise will be exchanged and the technical capacities of the standards will be built at the time the trade exchange between the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America reached 25 billion dollars.
HE Abdullah Al Maeeni, confirmed that the United States is the third largest trading partner of the UAE, with a total of US $ 31 billion in non-oil trade between the two countries. US investments in the UAE reached US $ 5.2 billion two years ago.
The UAE invests in the USA in technology industries, vehicles, aluminum, food, economic zones, financial and banking services, shipbuilding, oil and gas sector, management and operation of seaports, tourism, retail trade, e-commerce and information technology.
US investments in the UAE are concentrated in the ICT, financial services, insurance, real estate, manufacturing, mining, healthcare, transport, warehousing and wholesale and retail sectors.
Al Maeeni, also said that bilateral meetings would contribute to the development of technical services in the economic and trade sectors and facilitate the flow of goods between the two countries, as well as consultations on the possibility of facilitating trade exchange through attention to the field of standards and measurements in a way that enhances the quality of goods and products.
The harmonization of requirements and standards between the two sides to facilitate the mutual recognition of the systems and certificates issued by the two countries was one of the most important points of consultation and the related development of technical cooperation mechanisms in quality fields and conformity assessment programs and standards. He added.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Yousef Al Saadi, Director of Conformity affairs Department, Eng. Khalaf Khalaf, Director of Standards Department, Dr. Rehab Al Ameri, Director of the National Accreditation Department, Eng. Amina Zainal, Director of Metrology Department.
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