We are entering a new way of working and collaborating at the IEC this year given the global COVID-19 issues we are all facing. It’s certainly an unprecedented situation and one that comes with many different emotions, stresses and ways of coping.
Italian clinicians have been using robots to check on COVID-19 patients in the worst affected region of Italy. The robots are equipped with a camera, which allows medical staff to keep an eye on their patients and medical monitors.
The president of the Canadian National Committee, Jacques Régis has retired, after years of dedication to standardization and conformity assessment. He is replaced by Colin Clark who has been vice-president since 2017.
The 2019 Qingdao Forum on International Standardization took place on 27-29 October, under the guidance of IEC, ISO, ITU, the Standards Administration of China (SAC) and the People’s Government of Shandong Province. The event was hosted by the Qingdao Municipal Government.
From our homes, to offices, hospitals and other public spaces, we use electronic products every day, such as smartphones, ovens, washing machines and medical devices, which we expect to function properly and safely.
I was delighted to take part recently in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) annual Aid for Trade Global Review. Following is a summary of my speech about the role of international standards in helping countries seize the trade opportunities from the clean energy transition.