Activities of Vietnam Mission Delegaton in the APEC/SCSC 2016
The annual meeting of the Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance (APEC/SCSC2) was held at Lima, Peru in mid August 2016. Vietnam Delegation led by Mr. Nguyen Hoang Linh – Deputy Director General of Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality participated in the meeting and had significant contribution into the success of the event.
Deputy Director General Nguyen Hoang Linh met with Mrs. Rocios Barrios Alvarado, Director General of Peru INACAL and APEC/SCSC Chair 2016
With the theme of “Quality growth and human development”, the second meeting ot the Sub-committee on Standards and Conformance in APEC Peru 2016 focused on discussing standardization and conformity assessment to promote faciliation of trade in APEC.
Participants in the meeting included representatives from 21 member countries of APEC and 4 international and regional organizations as Pacific Area Standard Congress (PASC), Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC), Asia Pacific Legal Metrrology Forum (APLMF) and International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC).
The main content of this meeting was to discuss the role of the National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) for the promotion of economic development of the member countries; to hightlight the significance of development and application of standards; using conformance tools to support MSMEs in improving competitiveness, promoting creation and develping competitive advantage during the development as well as sharing information on standard application, certification, technological renovation and education on standard in schools
The Viet Nam Delegation participated in the Forum Supporting MSMEs Trade Facilitation through Standardization Activities
The Viet Nam delegation actively discussed and shared experiences in developing policies and legal documents in order to promote the development of national quality infrastructure . On the sidelines of the meeting, the Viet Nam Delegation worked with a number of countries such as the US, Japan, Korea, Singapore, representatives of the PASC and GS1 on content of bilateral cooperation between the countries with Vietnam to promote standardization and conformity assessment in Vietnam as well as proposed some research contents for promoting the development of quality infrastructure of APEC countries.
Deputy Diector general Nguyen Hoang Linh met with Mr. Kent Shigetomi – leader of the US Delegation on the sidelines of the meeting APEC/SCSC 2016
This conference has great significance for standardization and qualitification of Vietnam and also been the premise for Viet Nam delegation to prepare necessary content to officially host the conference of the Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance 2017 (APEC/SCSC 2017) which will be held in Vietnam next year.