Qatar issues guidelines for rebar imports

Qatar’s Ministry of Environment has announced guidelines regarding reinforcing bar imports to improve the quality of building and construction materials in the country.

Accordingly, Qatar has banned imports of reinforcing bars below grade 500, and made mandatory a labaratory test report to import the construction steels.

The Ministry announced to accept only those issued by the ISO 17025-certified laboratories with three month validity as well signature and seal of the laboratory. In case the test report is issued by the supplying steel producer’s own laboratory, same must be approved and ratified by an internationally recognized third party.


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