Standardization

LIBNOR is a common platform for technical discussions assembling around 200 experts as members in its technical committees, representing the private and public sectors, universities, research centers, laboratories, NGOs and other interested parties.

Lebanese standards are developed according to the following principles:

  • Consensus
    The views of all interests are taken into account: manufacturers, vendors and users, consumer groups, testing laboratories, governments, engineering professions and research organizations. 
  • Industry-wide
    Global solutions to satisfy industries and customers in Lebanon.
  • Voluntary
    Lebanese standardization is market-driven and therefore based on voluntary involvement of all interests in the market-place.

LIBNOR, as the sole authority allowed to issue, publish and amend standards in Lebanon, is a full member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).Therefore, Lebanese standardization functions according to an international system where relevant drafts from the international and European organizations, including information on national and international deadline for reaction are sent by LIBNOR to the mirror committee members.The members have the right to express their comments on corresponding drafts.International standards are adopted as Lebanese standards according to the WTO/TBT Code of Good Practice. the following processes:

a. Elaboration of International Standards 
b. National Implementation of International Standards
However, where international standards do not exist, especially for specific Lebanese products, LIBNOR turns to the following process to elaborate Lebanese standards:

c. Elaboration of Lebanese Standards not based on internationalStandards