The Importance of Standards Standards are an essential part of doing business today - whether for products, services or management. In the context of public contracts and international trade, standards can help to simplify and clarify contractual relations. For example, the ISO 9000 series of quality management standards have been adopted by over 350,000 companies worldwide.
British Standards are widely used in the Gulf. There are now over 19,000 British Standards publications covering all industry sectors, with some 2,000 new or revised standards being issued each year to keep the technical content up-to-date and to encompass new materials, processes and technologies. All European Standards are automatically adopted as British Standards and a large proportion of published British Standards are also adoptions of International Standards.
British and International Standards have an increasing role to play in Qatar, particularly as government projects invariably require the use of internationally recognised standards.
dch management holds a fully searchable and up-to-date electronic catalogue of all British Standards publications, is able to provide and process orders for British Standards as a service to the local business community.
Through this readily available service, dch management assists commerce and industry in Qatar to adopt universally accepted standards.