Mike Moore's speeches
Renato Ruggiero's speeches,
The Chairman of the Symposium, Mr. Mohan Kumar (India), in concluding the
symposium on 10 June, noted that the issues raised were relevant to the WTO Agreement on
Technical Barriers to Trade's objective that conformity assessment procedures should not
create unnecessary obstacles to world trade. He said the points raised in the symposium
included the following: international trade could benefit from conformity assessment
procedures which are transparent, impartial and based on international standards; third
party's evaluation of conformity is widely used; the possibility of using suppliers'
declaration of conformity; the benefit and limitation of mutual recognition agreements;
and how international and regional systems for conformity assessment can facilitate
the transfer of technical know-how to developing countries.
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