The vital role of standards in promoting product quality and international trade was the theme of the recent China Yiwu International Commodities Fair. The Chair of IEC TC 111, Christophe Garnier, was among those taking part.
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.
Earlier in the year, the World Trade Organization (WTO) published the 2019 edition of its Global Value Chain Development Report entitled Technological Innovation, Supply Chain Trade, and Workers in a Globalized World.
Quality infrastructure is crucial for the effective operation of both domestic and international markets. It relies on metrology, standardization, accreditation, conformity assessment and market surveillance, but what exactly is quality infrastructure?
The World Trade Organization’s Deputy Director-General, Alan Wolff, underlines the importance of International Standards in a keynote address to a meeting of the World Standards Cooperation, in Geneva, Switzerland.