A delegation led by Governor of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization Saad bin Othman Al-Qasabi visited the Japanese capital, Tokyo, today, reported Saudi Press Agency. The two parties discussed enhancing Saudi-Japanese trade relations.
The two countries addressed challenges faced by exporters, manufacturers, and the Japanese business sector as well.
Topics of Discussion
The visit aims to promote cooperation in the field of product safety.
During the bilateral meetings with officials from both the public and private sectors, Al-Qasabi tackled several topics of mutual interest like enhancing cooperation between the two sides to boost bilateral trade.
They further discussed collaboration in product safety and conformity, and knowledge exchange in related sectors.
Workshop on Saudi Experience
The visit included a workshop to introduce the Saudi experience in product safety.
Moreover, the workshop aimed to enhance communication with manufacturers and exporters internationally.
It helped spread awareness about standard specifications, technical regulations, and conformity verification procedures namely, quality mark, energy efficiency label, electric vehicle certification.
Therefore, this workshop would contribute to boosting Saudi-Japanese trade by increasing trade exchange and reducing technical barriers to trade.
Furthermore, it would strengthen cooperative relations and partnerships with corresponding entities and manufacturers.
Saudi’s Robust Product Safety Framework
In an era of increased consumer awareness, ensuring the safety of products is of paramount importance. Saudi Arabia has taken significant strides to promote its product safety standards in regions like China, Japan, and South Korea.
As part of its commitment to quality and safety, Saudi works diligently to establish itself as a trusted partner for international trade.
Accordingly, Saudi has long recognized the importance of product safety standards to protect consumers and businesses.
The Kingdom has also put in place a comprehensive regulatory framework. This is guided by Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization (SASO).
This organization also ensures that products entering KSA meet stringent safety and environmental standards.