Communiqué: World Standards Day advocates level playing field
International Standards stimulate trade and economic development
Geneva, 14 October 2014 – Today, 14 October, marks World Standards Day. It is celebrated each year to pay tribute to the thousands of experts who share their know-how and expertise in voluntary international standards setting. International standards enable the broad sharing of knowledge and the dissemination of technological advances in developed and developing countries alike.
World Standards Day 2014 celebrates the ways in which Standards level the playing field for all market participants.
We are living in a world that is undergoing profound transformations at all levels. Economies have never been more interdependent. Today, products that are consumed in one market are no longer “made in one country”; they are “made in the world”. Before they get to the end-consumer, they transit through many countries where manpower or parts add value to the final product.
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