Responsibilities of the committee

The committee is in charge of the implementation of the following tasks and functions


Study and discuss topics on the accreditation activities and make recommendations thereon.


Review policies and strategies of GAC and give opinion and appropriate recommendations to the General Director.


Review GAC plans and programs provided by the Director General and make recommendations thereon.


Review of annual reports on the activities and achievements of GAC to give opinion and appropriate recommendations.

Composition of the stakeholders advisory committee

The Advisory Committee is composed of 3 groups of interested parties represented as follows

  • One representative of a government authority (ministry) in each of the Member States (7 members).
  • One representative from the conformity assessment bodies accredited by the GAC.
  • One representative of the chambers of commerce and industry of the Member States
  • One representative of the consumer protection organizations
  • One representative of the Secretariat-general of the Cooperation Council
  • One representative of the GCC Standardization Organization
  • One representative of the regional metrology organization GULFMET
  • One representative from NGOs representing beneficiaries of conformity assessment activities
  • One representative of the General Direction of the GCC accreditation Center.