Arab Organization for Standardization and Metrology (ASMO)

Organisation arabe de normalisation et de métrologie
Organización Arabe de Unificación de Normas y Metrologia

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12 Dec 1965, by an agreement approved by the Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU), as a specialized agency within the League of Arab States (LAS). First general committee session held 25 Mar 1968. Also referred to as Arab Organization for Standardization and Measures. Ceased to exist when merged with Arab Industrial Development Organization (AIDO) and Arab Organization for Mineral Resources (AOMR) to form Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO).


Assist in establishment and development of national standardization and metrology bodies in Arab States; coordinate standardization activities through preparation and adoption of unified standards and recommendations; unify symbols, methods of testing, analysis, measurements, calibration and quality control systems in member countries; coordinate activities with the corresponding international organizations and stimulate cooperation with them.

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Offers technical advice to Arab States to help establish and develop national systems for weights and measures. Proclaims standardized Arab weights and measures. Ensures links and coordination of Arab efforts with foreign and international counterparts in specialized fields. Holds sessions for training specialists and for the determination of production quality. Carries out technical studies and prepares projects to reinforce the role of measurement in promoting production and quality. Operates a correlation system among Arab petroleum laboratories, and is considering a similar system for food laboratories. Maintains a centre for dissemination and exchange of information and studies pertaining to standardization, metrology, test and inspection methods and regulations. Unifies technical terms, quality control methods and product specifications for products such as food, cloth, fertilizers, building materials, oil, minerals, electrical products and packaging. Works on standardization of legislation related to metrology. Publishes ASMO standards.


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Arabic, English, French.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 17 countries
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Subjects *

  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Analytics
  • Research, Standards
    • Inspection, Tests
    • Measurement
    • Quality Unification
    • Standards
  • Individuation
    • Symbols, Myths

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