Derived from the VSS Awareness Seminar and the first stakeholder meeting held in Jakarta on 28-29 November 2018, the forum has concluded and agreed on shaping a VSS National Platform to be launched in 2019.
The objectives of the platform are mainly:
- To work towards achieving the SDGs that have been set by the Indonesian public authorities.
- To protect of consumers in the country, food security and to gain product competitiveness in global trade
The Indonesian Standardization Body (BSN)
Badan Standardisasi Nasional (BSN) is the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) member body for Indonesia. It was founded in 1997 under the name of Badan Standardisasi Nasional, aimed to take over the function of former similar body, National Standardization Council. The mission of this body is to develop and organize standardization activities in Indonesia. According to Indonesian Law No. 20 of 2014 on Standardization and Conformity Assessment, aims to:
improve quality assurance, production efficiency, national competitiveness, fair competition and transparency in the trade, business certainty, and the ability of business, as well as the ability of technological innovation;
improve protection to consumers, businesses, labor, and other community, as well as the country, both from the aspect of safety, security, health, and environment conservation;
increase certainty, smoothness, and efficiency of trading goods and / or services in the country and abroad.
The implementation of the National Standardization Agency in the field of accreditation conducted by the Indonesia National Accreditation Committee (KAN). KAN has the task to establish accreditation and give consideration and advice to BSN in establishing accreditation and certification system.
Steering Committee focal point: Badan Standardidasi Nasional (BSN).
Multi-Stakeholder Committee integrated by:
National standardization bodies
National certification bodies
Representatives from private sector industries
Activities on VSS
Key activities of the National Platform are particularly focused on:
Engage multiple stakeholders in the dissemination of VSS
Benchmarking of VSS schemes
Facilitate market access
Tentatively in 2019