The theme for this year’s World Standards Day – Standards level the playing field – recognises that world economies have never been more interdependent. Products that are consumed in one market are no longer “made in one country”; they are “made in the world”. Before they get to the end-consumer, they transit through many countries where labour or parts add value to the final product. We are living in a world that is undergoing profound transformations at all levels.
Small and medium enterprises that use international standards will find it easier to get their products certified and are better able to compete and sell anywhere in the world. With international standards SMEs are able to take part in global value chains and benefit from technology transfer.
World Standards Day is held on 14 October each year and has been recognised worldwide since 1970; it raises awareness and recognises the achievements and efforts of thousands of volunteers around the world who develop standards. Australian consumers can be assured that the products and systems they use are safe and reliable thanks to an objective, rigorous set of standards.
We take this opportunity to thank all the CFA Standards representatives for their contribution and participation on the Standards Australia Technical Committees.
For more information about World Standards Day visit WSC – World Standards Cooperation (IEC, ISO, ITU)
CFA provides volunteer representatives on Standards Australia Technical Committees as part of the CFA Standards Project; if you are interested in finding out more about the Project and/or becoming a volunteer CFA Standards Representative please contact the Standards Coordinatorstandards@consumeraction.org.