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The Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS; formerly Bureau of Product Standards) welcomed Ms. Nesreen Al-Khammash, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Central Secretariat Project Manager for Development and Training Services, for a five-day assessment visit on the BPS’ participation in the ISO Institutional Strengthening (INS) Project.
The ISO has its Committee on Developing Country Matters (DEVCO) that supports developing countries in standardization matters by conducting technical assistance and training such as the role of standards in economic development, standards development, conformity assessment and ICT support. ISO’s efforts to assist developing countries are integrated in the ISO Action Plan for Developing Countries 2011-2015 that DEVCO monitors.
Among the programs in the ISO-DEVCO Action Plan is the ISO-INS Project that aims to:
• Contribute to improving developing countries’ economic growth and access to global markets;
• Improve NSBs standardization processes in developing countries and assist them in formulating meaningful strategic plans that will drive their organizations forward to greater achievements in better meeting their obligations to their stakeholders; and,
• Increase developing countries involvement in the development, adoption ad implementation of international standards in sectors and subjects of interest to them.
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