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12 international organizations renew their commitment to promote quality through a global network.

GENEVA 30 November 2018 – Responding to the challenges of globalization and sustainable development, international organizations involved with quality infrastructure, trade, and international development attended an International Network on Quality Infrastructure (INetQI) meeting in Geneva on 30th November, to discuss cooperation in promoting the understanding, value and acceptance of the quality infrastructure and providing guidance and support for its effective implementation and integration worldwide.

The network also recently agreed on the definition of quality infrastructure system as “The system comprising the organizations (public and private) together with the policies, relevant legal and regulatory framework, and practices needed to support and enhance the quality, safety and environmental soundness of goods, services and processes”. The new definition expands the scope of quality infrastructure and is expected to create additional benefits for stakeholders including its use as a foundation for sustainable development.

Quality infrastructure is required for the effective operation of domestic markets, and its international recognition is important to facilitate access to foreign markets. Past estimates by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) demonstrate that standards and related conformity assessment have an impact on 80% of the world’s trade in commodities. Furthermore, quality infrastructure is a key enabler for realizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – it is essential to protect the planet, ensure dignified lives for all people and achieve inclusive economic growth and prosperity. It relies on metrology, standardisation, accreditation, conformity assessment, and market surveillance.

In past years, the network has collaborated in providing technical quality infrastructure training programmes (Poland 2014, Mozambique 2015) and in the development of diverse publications and guidance documents. Under the framework of the network, a set of 3 documents was developed to support developing countries in the formulation of quality policies: guiding principles, technical guide and practical tool.

The renewed commitment of the network occurs a week after the international community, at the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures, agreed to redefine the International System of Units (SI). INetQI is also committed to support developing countries in ensuring the traceability of measurements of their quality infrastructure to international standards.

Members of INetQI include the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), International Accreditation Forum (IAF), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Laboratory Accreditation Forum (ILAC), International Standards Organization (ISO), International Trade Centre (ITC), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), International Organizations of Legal Metrology (OIML), United Nations Economic Cooperation for Europe (UNECE), World Bank Group (WBG), World Trade Organization (WTO)  and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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