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    • Saving lives with cleaner cookstoves: new International Standard just published September 11, 2019
      Almost three billion people rely on traditional cookstoves and open fires for cooking and heating, placing them at serious risk of health disorders and premature death. The latest in ISO’s series of standards …
    • Talking trade in the latest ISOfocus September 9, 2019
      Global trade trends are constantly changing. A lot is happening throughout the world economy, with contemporary trade concerns and challenges emerging every day. So what are the big issues to watch out …
    • Passport to trade September 9, 2019
      Whether it’s going to far-flung lands or just the neighbouring country, we all need a passport to travel. But what about products? How do bananas from Costa Rica get through customs in France? Or watches …
    • As smooth as silk September 9, 2019
      China’s plan to revive and rebrand some of the world’s most travelled trade routes as the Belt and Road Initiative has resulted in the largest infrastructure project ever attempted. It’s clear that successful …
    • Keeping an eye on what matters for the economy September 9, 2019
      Top economists agree that trade and economic growth are inextricably linked. For growth to turn into transformative development, however, more is needed. What’s the importance of international standards …
    • How standards can lead to better lives September 9, 2019
      International standards can bring about a harmonization that promotes strength for countries in all areas of their development. It enables them to act cohesively instead of separately, gain a firmer foothold …
    • Plunging into sustainable waters with new ISO standards for responsible diving September 6, 2019
      Recreational diving offers the opportunity to explore a whole new world rich in underwater treasures. It also has an impact on the environment. New International Standards for sustainable diving have just …
    • Fire! New ISO standard will take its breath away September 3, 2019
      One of the most effective ways of preventing fires in buildings is to reduce the level of oxygen in the air. The world’s first International Standard for oxygen reduction systems has just been published.
    • New draft standard will help quantify climate impacts of an expanded group of emissions September 2, 2019
      Experts are currently meeting to discuss a new ISO standard that will help quantify the climate impacts of substances that up until now have not been easily quantifiable.
    • Technical report on terminology maintenance for medicinal products just published August 28, 2019
      The identification of medicinal products (IDMP) is often a regulatory requirement and is increasingly necessary as the world moves towards integrated healthcare underpinned by global supply chain verification. …