The Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) held a seminar, in the presence of the Iraqi  Association for barcode (IAB) and a number of distinguished local producers.                                       

At the beginning of the symposium,  the President of (COSQC) Dr. Hussein Ali Nasser presented the role of the agency in setting standards and quality systems and the importance of the commitment of producers to it and developing working methods in accordance with the approved Iraqi and     international standards.                                                                                                                                        

Then the CEO of the Barcode Association (IAB), Eng. Hussein Zangana, spoke in detail about the     association and its goals, and he also touched on  membership application and the stages it reached with the international organization GS1.                                                                                                                         

Then one of the association’s employees gave a comprehensive presentation of the global barcode system.                                                                                                                                                                   

Below are pictures of some aspects of the seminar



Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) is an agency of the Government of Iraq which promotes standardization and quality control.

COSQC is part of the Ministry of Planning of Iraq. COSQC belongs to the International Organization for Standardization.[1]

There are about 450 manpower in COSQC

All the work is done by specialized laboratories and staff of engineers, chemists, physicists, biologists, administrative and others.

Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) in Iraq consists of three directorates directly connected to the president of the Organization and each headed by a general director and are as follows:

  • Directorate of Standardization
  • Directorate of Quality Control
  • Directorate of Administrative and Technical services