Exchange of bilateral cooperation with the Australian National Standardization

Post by: Yến Hoa Ngô Kiều - Post date: Thursday, Mar 10, 2022 | 9:39 - View count: 187

Mr. Ha Minh Hiep, Acting Director General, the General Department of Standards, Metrology, and Quality (GSO), met with Mr. Adrian O’Connell, CEO of Standards Australia, the standards agency, through video conference on March 8, 2022. National standardizing in Australia. The head of the two agencies’ international cooperation divisions, as well as relevant members, attended the conference.

Mr. Ha Minh Hiep shared at the meeting about the General Department of Quality Assurance’s main objectives for the next five years, including the development of a National Standardization Strategy, the review and amendment of the Law on Standards and Technical Regulations, the Law on Product Quality, and supporting the implementation of Vietnam’s commitments in new-generation free trade agreements.

Furthermore, in the context of critical emerging technologies (Critical Emerging Technologies – CET) such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, advanced manufacturing, smart cities, and others are rapidly evolving, affecting many sectors of society. Life standards are becoming increasingly significant as standards play a pioneering role in shaping the course of technology.

As a result, STAMEQ will strengthen Vietnam’s participation in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in order to keep up with current trends and assist the harmonization of national and international standards. Particularly in developing technology areas, the economy is booming.

Mr. Ha Minh Hiep stated that the General Department aims to participate more deeply in Phase 2 of the Project on Standards for Emerging Key Technologies, which is headed by Standards Australia. The application of international standards to CET is the subject of a research.

The Australian side feels that STAMEQ and Standards Australia can explore establishing an official cooperation framework based on the two agencies’ extraordinarily good cooperation relationship in recent years.