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Are you a company looking to get certified for international standards?
DARe has introduced an assistance program whereby its participants will receive training and consultancy services to achieve certification for international standards. For more information, you may refer to the Frequently Asked Questions
We have also held a few briefing sessions to introduce this program to the public and to increase awareness on the importance of international standards. You can view the presentation materials here
This program runs in batches, with each batch focusing on different types of standards and industries.
Batch 1: Launched September 2018, for HACCP and ISO 22000 certification
Batch 2: Launched December 2018, for GMP and ISO 9001 certification
Batch 3: Launched July 2019, for GMP and ISO 9001 certification
To find out when the next batch will be launched, do stay updated by following our Instagram at @darussalamenterprise, or emailing the Market Access team at email@example.com to notify us of your interest to receive news about the next batch.
What is DARe’s Standards Consultancy Program?
The Standards Consultancy Program is an assistance program by DARe introduced in September 2018 to enable and encourage Brunei businesses to adopt internationally recognized standards in order to improve the quality and consistency of products/services while building a reputation for premium products/services. Companies successfully selected for this program will receive training and consultancy services from a DARe-appointed third-party consultant, who will work with the companies to prepare for certification
Why is this program introduced?
To enable and encourage companies to adopt international standards, which are designed to drive business growth by developing capabilities, improve the business’ processes, improve quality and consistency, increase competitiveness and gain access to new markets.
As getting certified for standards can be costly, this program enables companies by providing participants with consultancy services to help develop their documentation and system; however to ensure commitment, companies are expected to bear the cost of the subsequent audit and certification themselves.
Who are the target participants?
Companies from industries wherein the focus standards of each batch are applicable.
How long does each batch of this program run for?
Companies are expected to commit to work alongside the consultant to achieve certification within a maximum timeline of 6 months.
How to be eligible?
• Must be a Brunei-registered company
• Must have an office / factory / separate kitchen / facility
• Must have a need and strong motivation for getting certification
• Must be ready to begin certification project upon selection into this program
• Must have adequate staff to implement this certification project
• Must have commitment from top management of company and from staff involved
• Must be willing to bear the cost of subsequent audit and certification, including the annual audit to maintain certification
• Must be willing to maintain the adopted standard and the implemented system for the subsequent year
What is ISO 9001 and GMP?
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is a system of manufacturing that ensures consumable products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality and safety standards.
ISO 9001 is a system of quality management that demonstrates the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
Where to find more info?
DARe’s Standards Consultancy Programme to guide manufacturing MSMEs towards export. Read more...
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