Lebanese Republic


LIBNOR, The national standards body, went through an extensive reorganization process and changed into an internationally oriented and ISO based standards organization. It has made a major transition during the past few years, moving from a predominantly national oriented organization to a fully international oriented standards body, where mirror committees to ISO, CEN and Codex committees have been created. It has become a full member of ISO and an affiliated member of CEN (with active membership on 16 ISO Technical Committees). Applications for membership of IEC and CENELEC are still pending. The further implementation of the reorganization plan is dependent upon the adoption of the new draft Law on Standardization and the implementation of the Technical Harmonization Directive 98/34/EC on information procedure for technical standard regulation. Written procedures for the standards development process have been established and LIBNOR has been certified according to ISO 9001.

The twinning project supported LIBNOR to complement and build on the activities that were undertaken throughout the first and second phases of the Quality Programme, in order to strengthen its presence at the national level and within the International and European standards organizations.

Another important aspect is the introduction of the IEC/CENELEC work for LIBNOR’s technical staff. A National Electro-technical Committee is supposed to be created between LIBNOR and the Order of Engineers.

The twinning project supported the further development of LIBNOR as an effective National Standards Body (NSB), focusing on the electro-technical sector, but also looking at internal procedures and TC structures, external training provision and marketing.

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