To integrate successfully in the global trading system, countries need to comply with international quality requirements for goods and services. Quality Infrastructure (QI) helps domestic and global producers and consumers fulfil their mutual quality goals. It also stimulates industrial development, trade competitiveness, innovation and efficient use of resources, while ensuring protection of the environment.
In the framework of UNIDO’s trade capacity-building activities, a side event will be held on setting the good governance foundations for a modern quality infrastructure system for an effective integration to the global trading system.
The event is being organized in cooperation with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economics Affairs (SECO). It will take place at the WTO on the margins of the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee meeting.
Date: 20 June 2018
Time: 13:15 – 14:30
Panelists include representatives from International Network for Quality Infrastructure, in particular the quality infrastructure governance organizations for accreditation (ILAC, IAF) and standardization (ISO), as well as representatives from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), WTO Secretariat, and UNIDO.