“JAMA”: Commitment to standard specifications and quality standards is the basis for the ability of Egyptian products to compete
In January, the Industrial Control Authority conducted 381 inspection campaigns on factories, boilers, and thermal machines, and prepared 1239 specialized technical studies, which included 165 technical studies in the field of temporary admission and drawback, 1063 various technical studies, and 11 studies of production requirements.
Nevin Jameh, Minister of Trade and Industry, said that the commitment to apply standard specifications on products is an essential pillar for improving the quality of the Egyptian product and increasing its ability to compete with foreign products locally and abroad.
She indicated the ministry’s keenness to strengthen the role of the ministry’s supervisory bodies to tighten control over products manufactured within the local market, and to ensure their commitment to applying the highest local and international quality standards.
The authority granted a license to 280 steam boilers and a thermal machine, approved 94 service and maintenance centers (after sales services) and carried out 21 seasonal monitoring campaigns, in addition to inspecting 54 different factories. The authority also responded, through the Citizen Service Guide Unit, to 190 complaints.
Engineer Abdel Raouf Ahmedy, head of the Industrial Control Authority, said that the authority is working during the current stage to tighten control over factories and ensure that their products conform to Egyptian and international quality standards, and contribute to activating the supervisory role on industrial products before they are put on the market and combating industrial fraud.
He added that the inspection and control campaigns included factories for medical and industrial gases, gas cylinders, oxygen filling plants, yeast production plants, energy cells, plastic factories, metal industries, cement, iron and steel factories.
He said that the campaigns also aimed to follow up the extent of the factories ’commitment to applying precautionary measures to confront the spread of the Coronavirus to maintain the safety of workers and ensure the continuation of production.
He explained that the authority seeks to improve the image of the Egyptian product internally and externally and protect the markets from the circulation of poor goods that do not conform to the specifications, in addition to increasing the contribution of the national industry to exports, raising the competitive capabilities of the Egyptian product, and spreading awareness of the importance of quality in the industrial community and the public of consumers.
The article: Conducting 381 inspection campaigns on factories during last January was written in Al-Borsa newspaper.