APEC sub-committee discusses trade facilitation

Wednesday, 2017-08-23 17:24:29
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Delegates at the event
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NDO/ VNA – The second meeting of the APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC) began in Ho Chi Minh City on August 23, focusing on debating trade facilitation, alignment with international standards and active participation in international standardisation.

Delegates also discussed effective regulatory practices, technical infrastructure development, food and product safety, and standards and conformance education.

China presented a report on the project “Best practices sharing and technical capacity building for measurement and verification standards of energy savings.”

Malaysia reported on the project on “APEC product safety incidents information sharing system,” while the US talked about facilitating trade in information and communications technologies (ICT) projects through the encouragement of electronic labeling.

Vietnam shared it’s views on the best practices of the sharing of standards and conformity assessment implementation in smart cities of the APEC region.

Chile updated the project on “Facilitating trade through the strengthening of food safety emergency systems of APEC economies.”

The results of the meeting will be submitted to the APEC Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI).

The SCSC was established in 1994 to help reduce the negative effects that differing standards and conformance arrangements have on trade and investment flows in the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, the SCSC assists the CTI in achieving APEC's trade and investment liberalisation and facilitation agenda.