What are the objectives of PSQCA
Being a National Standard Body of Pakistan the main objective of PSQCA is to developed Pakistan Standards related to services and product and also provide certification of mandatory articles products and process under Certification Marks Scheme of PSQCA.
How many components of PSQCA
The PSQCA has three main components: Standards Development Centre (SDC), Quality Control Center (QCC), Technical Services Centre (TSC).
Is PSQCA attained the member ship of Global Standard Organizations
Yes, The PSQCA is a member of several International Standards Organizations including International Organization For Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Legal Metrology (OIML), PSQCA as National Standards Body is also represented in World Trade Organization (WTO) on TBT agreements.
Standard Development Section “SDC”
What is the Rules and regulation of standard development process
The Standards development by the PSQCA is based on the Pakistan Standards Rule 2008.
How many divisions under the SDC
The PSQCA is developing Pakistan Standards under the following 12 divisions:
- Agriculture and Food
- Electro technical
- Halaal Division
- Information Technology (IT) & Information Communication Technology (ICT)
- Management Standards System (MSS)
- Weights & Measure
How many Standards PSQCA has developed
The PSQCA under the Standard Development Section “SDC” has developed total number of 6,132 standards and it has also adopted the total number of 16,442 different international standards.
How to Buy Pakistan and International Standards
If you have any specific requirement or any assistance required for the selection or purchase of PSS, ISO, OIML, IEC & ASTM standards, Please contact to our Standards Sales Section.
Conformity Assessment “CA”
Which Items fall in Regulation for Certification Marks (CM) license
We have total number of 108 item which falls under the mandatory list of PSQCA which you can also check from the following URL:
What is Voluntary Certification
Voluntary Certification Division of PSQCA established in 2006 to facilitate the stake holders those are manufacturing different kind of Products and do not falls under Mandatory items list.
How to verify Product License
The PSQCA through its website provide facility to verify the validity of any registered license product by visiting following URL: http://pas.psqca.com.pk/e_services/t_cmverify.aspx
Import & Export
Is PSQCA authorized to check the Quality of Imported/Exported Items
Yes, PSQCA is also functioning as an inspection body under Section 8 Sub-section II of PSQCA Act 1996. The inspections are being conducted according to ISO 17020 for Pre-shipment and Post-shipment at different entry points of Pakistan (i.e. Sea ports, Dry ports, Airports). Import Policy Order 2016 Section 5-B-II also define the regulatory requirement of Government of Pakistan.
Quality Control Center “QCC”
What are the services providing by QCC
The Quality Control Centre (QCC), working as a multifunctional testing laboratory and offers testing services in the field of Food, Materials, Papers & Textiles, Microbiology and Water testing.
What are the testing facilities provided by QCC
The Quality Control Center is currently providing testing facilities against the 120 samples. The details of sample are given in following URL: http://updated.psqca.com.pk/quality-control-center/testing-facilities/
How much Sample Quantity and Duration required for Testing
There are different sample quantity requirements for different products and the time duration is also vary for different samples. You may check the sample quantity and other details by visiting the URL : http://psqca.com.pk/img/News%20Bar/June%202017/List_of_Compulsory_items__3rd_nov___2016_working_days_required_108.docx
What is the Fee structure for laboratory testing
The testing fee may vary from different nature of sample which you can check by click on following link: http://updated.psqca.com.pk/quality-control-center/customer-fee-schedule/
Is PSQCA Laboratories are accredited
Yes, The total of eight sections of PSQCA laboratories are accredited and equipped with state of art facilities and latest equipment. The name of laboratories which are being accreted are: Microbiological Laboratory, Building Material Laboratory, Microbiology, Sugar Testing Laboratory, Oil & Fat laboratory, Water & Beverages Laboratory, Metallurgical Engineering and Services Division (Chemical).
Technical Service Center “TSC”
What are the services providing by TSC
The Technical Service Center of PSQCA is mainly providing Quality Control & Quality Assurance Services to the Metal/Allied Industries and also Providing Solution(s) of Technical problems being faced by the Metal Industries.
What are the Laboratory/ Workshop Facilities Providing by TSC
The Technical Service Center of PSQCA is providing testing facilities in following ten sections: Melting and Casting of metal and alloy products, Sand Testing Lab, Heat Treatment Lab, Metal Working (Forging & Rolling) Shops, Sample preparation and maintenance shop, Mechanical Testing, Metallography testing, Chemical & Instrumental Analysis, Non-destructive Testing, Investment Casting Facility.