Oman Amendments as regards standardisation, labelling requirements


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Standardisation

In general, goods imported into Oman must comply with the valid GCC standards. If no GCC standards are applicable, common international standards will be accepted. The GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) works in close cooperation with the national GCC standardisation authorities. Furthermore, the Directorate General for Specifications and Measurements (DGSM) is a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as well as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International. Usually, few problems arise from this requirement as the GCC standards largely correspond to the internationally applied standards. There are, however, a number of goods for which national standards and norms apply, e.g. lubricating oils must conform to Oman standard OS 1634/2004. Please refer to the document entitled Certificate of Conformity for Lubricating Oil for further details.

Labelling Requirements

The product label of pharmaceutical products and other health products must carry a two-dimensional bar code, i.e. a matrix in accordance with the Global Standards One (GS1) system which has a high storage capacity for information in a small space, in order to be placed on the market in the country. 

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