Activating the control over the balance of gold and jewelry from 2012 U.A.E

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Announced that the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology on the results of the survey which was conducted on the balance of gold in jewelry stores in the United Arab Emirates.

The results of the survey was conducted during the period between April to October 2011 that 35% of the balance of jewelry stores exceeded the maximum allowable margin of error specified in the standard weights for the UAE is the mechanism.

Have included surveys so far 800 of the balance of gold was distributed as follows: 480 Mizana in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and 260 in and 60 in Ajman. Note that the scales used in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi has been verified by the Abu Dhabi Council for Quality and conformity and that under the authorization and cooperation signed by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology and the Abu Dhabi Council for Quality and Conformity to carry out control over the instrumentation legal in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The survey will be completed for the balance of gold in each of the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah this year, note that this number that is being done so far is about 10% of the scales used in the jewelry stores in the state.

Tighten control

The implementation of the survey in an effort to tighten control over the balance of jewelry, in line with the Council of Ministers Decision No. 31 of 2006, which gives the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology powers to conduct verification of all measuring instruments and balances in the UAE.

The Board has recently signed a cooperation agreement with Dubai Municipality is under authorization of Dubai Central Laboratory of the Dubai Municipality to carry out the activities of control over the measurement tools of legal and trade balances in the Emirate of Dubai is expected to begin the process of control over balances in the stores of gold during the next few days.

Application of standards

Engineer Mohammed Saleh Badri, Director General of Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology Agency: The results of the survey need to strengthen the mechanisms of cooperation with local government bodies to implement the standards specification UAE in this area, in order to ensure the accuracy of the scales used in the gold shops and jewelry and gemstones.

The Engineer Mohammed Saleh Badri said, although the differences recorded were minor, but the slight differences have a major impact in the trade of gold and precious metals due to the high prices.

He said: The objective of the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology in the protection of the interests and rights of consumers and merchants, and then, we are conducting checks of the balances on an annual basis, and have begun to weights in the jewelry stores because of the nature and sensitivity of this product. Since gold is expensive commodity, so any small error could have a significant impact on consumers.

Inspection campaigns

, Said Mohamed Saleh Badri, the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology will as of the beginning of next year’s campaigns to check the scales used in other business sectors in the country, where you will be teams of engineers and inspectors standards of legal visit the shops in the United Arab Emirates randomly to verify the accuracy of Standards scales used. If it were not compatible with the technical standards, will be set, and install a sign to verify the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology, which confirms that they were subjected to examination and verification, will be the sign is a reference consumer to ensure that it has been verified the accuracy of scales used in this shop. And will also activate the wages of metrological checks issued by the Council of Ministers Decision No. 22 of 2011 and include verification of wage scales.