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An Overview of the Development of Technical Infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Work of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Sub-Committee in Standards and Conformance (SCSC) and the Specialist Regional Body (SRBS)

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Author(s)

C R. DeVaux

Abstract

The development and maintenance of an economy's standards and conformance technical infrastructure is critical to its economic health. By increasing the competence of its measurement and testing capabilities, in particular, an economy can provide substantial benefits to its manufacturers and consumers. It is also better equipped to participate in the confidence building requirements of the region to take advantage of increased trade opportunities.Technical infrastructure development is a major focus of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC) and the Specialist Regional Bodies (SRBs) work together closely to develop practical programs to assist this development.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6325
Report Number
6325

Keywords

accreditation, Asia-Pacific, conformity assessment, documentary standards, mutual recognition, physical standards, technical infrastructure

Citation

DeVaux, C. (1999), An Overview of the Development of Technical Infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Work of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Sub-Committee in Standards and Conformance (SCSC) and the Specialist Regional Body (SRBS), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 29, 2024)

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Created June 1, 1999, Updated October 16, 2008