The President of the NEMA organization and the Chief Executive Officer CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff, has recently traveled to Saudi Arabia, Riyadh last October to close and sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) on a Technical Cooperation Program (TCP). This meeting’s agenda is to have a discussion about the TCP and the potential opportunities that can be created if the partnership takes place. Mr. Cosgriff met with Dr. Saad Othman Al-kasabi, the governor of SASO discussed the role of the latter in making sure that the safety of Saudi Arabians when using end-products such as consumer products, transportation, as well as infrastructure.
The TCP also outlines how the NEMA and SASO can effectively work together as a team to make this happen. The NEMA also granted SASO open access to the former’s standards and publication journals so that SASO will be able to carefully study them and make them as their reference in their products and processes. SASO has been given the privilege to access this wonderful opportunity but these come with an expansive set of responsibilities on Saudi Arabia’s government end. This also includes the safety of the final users of transportation services as well as the electrical standards in making sure that these sectors perform well. The TCP, however, should foster the relationship happening between the two organizations that will also allow NEMA to be able to effectively assist SASO in terms of its Standards developing process.
Ever since SASO has MOUs with only a handful of other organizations who are also concerned about this matter. This TCP will greatly enhance the partnership between NEMA and SASO, and this will also make sure that the end-users in the kingdom can be granted access to quality, genuine, and good products only applicable to its electrical infrastructure.
In conclusion, NEMA made an agreement with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Market Access Consortium (KSAMAC) that is geared in maintaining the fair market access to the kingdom by efficiently working directly with other companies concerned in the country, SASO, the United States Trade Representative’s Office, and the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia.