The regulatory fund for quality improvement has seen the production of 1,100 new Moroccan standards during the year 2018, Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and the Digital Economy, announced Monday in Rabat.
In standardization, "fundamental field of quality infrastructure, Morocco continues to produce Moroccan standards with a rate of 1,100 standards during the year 2018, with efforts to revise existing standards possibly close to 50%," said Moulay Hafid Elalamy in a speech read on his behalf by the Director of Consumer Protection, Market Surveillance and Quality in the Ministry, Mohamed Benjelloun, at the opening forum of the 22nd National Quality Week. , organized under the theme "Ecosystem of quality to accompany the industrial acceleration".
"We take care of the support of the production of Moroccan standards by promoting their use by companies, especially through labeling and collective certification marks," he continued, highlighting the important advances known as the "Salamatouna" label for certification of parts authenticity automotive replacement parts and their compliance with safety standards.
The awarding of labels for the first promotion of certified companies "Salamatouna" will be held soon, the minister said.
For the accreditation component, "the objectives established by our department for the period 2018-2021 are based on the creation of a high level of professionalism in order to create a credible image necessary to promote trust in accredited bodies and the declarations of conformity they issue and their recognition by international and regional regulatory authorities, "MHE said.
The minister revealed that in 2018 the creation of new local committees for quality promotion was strongly encouraged, noting that, like those created in March 2018 in the cities of Rabat, Kenitra, Safi and Nador, these committees will be responsible for local public purchasers on the importance of referring to Moroccan standards in tenders and identifying local needs for quality infrastructures.
The president of the Moroccan Union for Quality (UMAQ), Ahmed Bouhaouli, stressed the importance of this week, which will bring together the various stakeholders to discuss ways to revitalize and give new impetus to quality in Morocco.
The National Quality Week (November 12-16) is an opportunity to take stock of the progress made in developing quality in Morocco and the actions to be taken to strengthen quality infrastructure for the benefit of the environment. improving the competitiveness of Moroccan industry.
It also aims to highlight the importance of establishing a quality ecosystem as a competitive lever for all productive sectors. Taking into account the specific needs of industrial ecosystems in terms of standardization, certification, testing and control, metrology and accreditation, this ecosystem will promote the industrial acceleration initiated in the Kingdom and ensure the successful integration of its economy at the international level.