Bahrain Standards and Metrology Directorate (BSMD) is the national standardization body of Bahrain established in 1988 under the provision of the Legislative Decree No. 16 of 1985.
It is a member of the Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO), the Arab Center for Standardization and Metrology and a founder member of the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO).
BSMD has been a correspondent member of OIML since 1984 and an ISO member body since January 2003, and has been implementing the good regulatory practice of the WTO/TBT agreement since August 1999.
On a national governing level, BSMD revises, amends, and publishes all Bahraini Technical Regulations and National Standards upon approval of the National Committee for Standards & Metrology. BSMD's most active operation is revising and studying the potential adoption of international standards as Gulf Standards. Other activities include: Standards Implementation performing required conformity assessment procedures on controlled goods entering the Kingdom, as well as monitoring controlled goods in the country through market surveillances. Quality section provides awareness and updated information on the management systems.
Metrology section is committed to enforce legal metrology in the country and to provide industrial calibration services. Standards Information section is responsible of maintaining standards publications and online enquiries.