ESMA is a Federal UAE Authority, established by UAE Federal Law (28), 2001. As the only reference in the UAE in terms of quality standards, ESMA's strategy aims at supporting the national economy by establishing a new era of excellence and quality.
ESMA has established Technical Committees in the fields of food products, construction and building materials products, electrical and electronic products, chemical and plastic products, mechanical products, petroleum products and lubricants, and metrology and information technology.
The Emirates National Accreditation System (ENAS) contributes to the prosperity of the national economy including:
ESMA is implementing the Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS) and the Emirates Quality mark (EQM). Under this scheme, local and imported products are verified for compliance against National Standards.
The National Measurement System (NMS) gives ESMA the authority:
IC is operated by ESMA as the national Information Center responsible for the information management related to standardization activities. The center is designed to serve groups of users at both national and international levels.