technical barriers to trade
The TBT Committee's Six Principles for the development of international standards: Are they still relevant?
Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 14:00-15:30 (Geneva time)
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International standards facilitate trade and spread innovations. In 2000, the WTO's Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee adopted the Six Principles for the Development of International Standards. They are meant to help international standards work better for global trade. They are widely followed by standards bodies seeking international relevance; they cover: transparency, openness, impartiality and consensus, effectiveness and relevance, coherence, and the development dimension. The third event in the TBT@40 Dialogue Series will look at whether, 20 years on, the Six Principles remain fit for purpose in a world of rapid change. Speakers will survey the legacy and look to the future.
- Mr. Sergio Mujica, Secretary-General, International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
- Ms. Mary Saunders, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy, American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
- Mr. Shawn Paulsen, Vice President, Chair of the Conformity Assessment Board, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
- Dr. Eve Gadzikwa, Director-General, Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ), Past President, African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO)
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