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Abu Dhabi Quality Conformity Council

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) is an Abu Dhabi government entity established in accordance with Local Law No. (3) of 2009 to raise the quality of Abu Dhabi’s exports and products traded locally. QCC consists of a council of regulators and industry with a mandate to ensure provision of quality infrastructure in line with global standards.

QCC’s functions are divided into six key areas: developing standards and specifications, capacity building of metrology systems, strengthening testing infrastructure, launching conformity schemes, protecting consumer interests and ensuring fair trade.

QCC’s key stakeholders include regulatory authorities, consumers, retailers and wholesalers, industry, conformity assessment bodies (CABs) and importers.

QCC supports regulators and government organizations through offering quality and conformity facilities, expertise and resources that allow them to implement products safety and compliance requirements and regulations. Additionally, QCC works towards promoting a culture of quality and protecting the interests of consumers. In doing this, QCC seeks to promote the Emirate’s competitiveness to become one of the world's most attractive regions for investments and human capital, and to support the competitiveness of national industries in world markets.

Product Certification Details

Certification Schemes describe the processes and requirements products and services have to comply with to become certified. Development of scheme Assessment and Surveillance Plans involve the following activities:

  • Developing new product, personnel or system certification schemes on behalf of relevant Abu Dhabi regulator(s)
  • Identifying and similar international product, personnel or system conformity activities and identifying best practices
  • Promoting product, personnel or system certification schemes in the Abu Dhabi community

Adhesives and Sealants Certification Scheme

The Adhesives and Sealants Certification Scheme, developed through consultation with regulators and industry, enables suppliers of adhesives and sealants to obtain voluntary certification of products that meet the Abu Dhabi Specification, which incorporates the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1168 and contributes to improvement in key environmental air quality aspects and the material emissions requirements published by the Urban Planning Council’s Estidama initiative for sustainable building. The scheme has been specified for the following categories of adhesives and sealant: 

  1. Architectural Application Adhesives
  2. Specialty Application Adhesives
  3. Substrate Specific Application Adhesives
  4. Sealants
  5. Sealant Primers

Download Adhesives and Sealants Certification Scheme

Exterior and Interior Paints Certification Scheme

The Exterior and Interior Paints Certification Scheme, developed through consultation with regulators and industry, enables suppliers of exterior and interior paints to obtain voluntary certification of products that meet the Abu Dhabi Specification which incorporates the European Union regulation for paints which contribute to improvements in key environmental aspects and the material emissions requirements published by Estidama. The scheme has been specified for twelve types of exterior and interior paints: 

  1. Interior matt walls and ceilings
  2. Interior glossy walls and ceilings
  3. Exterior walls of mineral substrate
  4. Interior/exterior trim and cladding paints for wood and metal
  5. Interior/exterior trim varnishes and wood stains, including opaque wood stains
  6. Interior/exterior minimal build wood stains
  7. Primers
  8. Binding Primers
  9. One-pack performance coatings
  10. Two-pack reactive performance coatings for specific end use such as floors
  11. Multi-colored coatings 
  12. Decorative effect coatings

Download Assessment and Surveillance Plan for Paints