The National Institute of Quality (Inacal) and the Canadian Standards Council (SCC) gave continuity of the cooperation agreement to develop activities in the field of standardization, in order to promote the use of technical standards and conformity assessment services that would facilitate access to international trade and bilateral relations for the benefit of the two countries.
The document was signed between the CEO of Enacal, Clara Galvez; SCC CEO, Chantal Guay; With the aim of continuing to strengthen international support in the field of Quality Infrastructure (QI) services to promote their use by companies and governments that allow the production of goods and services with quality and safety standards in consumer protection.
“This agreement between Peru and Canada shows that Inacal, through its technical standards, is in compliance with the provisions in the World Trade Organization’s Technical Barriers to Trade (OTC) Agreement,” Galvez said.
He also commented that it will allow the exchange of information and research on the impact of standards and their contribution to economic growth and labor productivity, in addition to laying the foundations for a collaborative relationship where participants can take action to deepen information on standardization and share knowledge on best practices between the two countries and related sectors.
This document will promote the exchange of views with international organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the Forum of National Committees of the International Electrotechnical Commission of the Americas (FINCA), the Pacific Standards Conference (PASC) and the Pan American Technical Standards Committee ( COPANT).
Another important aspect is that it includes the possibility of organizing and sponsoring conferences, workshops and technical seminars on standardization topics of common interest.
The cooperation agreement is valid for three years, with the possibility of renewal.
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