Nanning, September 23 (Reporter Lin Hao) Currently, in emerging markets and developing economies, growth prospects have become more uncertain due to tight trade conditions, rising oil prices and climate change.
In this regard, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Vice Chairman Cai Xiuju called on Nanning on the 23rd, China-ASEAN countries work together to use the "world-wide language" - standardization, reduce transaction and compliance costs, avoid technical barriers to trade, and achieve market access To promote the stable development of the global economy.
On the same day, at the first China-ASEAN International Standardization Forum held in Nanning, Guangxi, officials and experts from various countries reached a consensus on strengthening cooperation and creating international standards by sharing their practical experience in standardization development.
"It is precisely because of standardization that China has closer ties with the world and cooperation with ASEAN countries is smoother." Tian Shihong, deputy director of the State Administration of Markets Supervision and director of the National Standards Commission, said that China has established certification bodies with 52 countries and regions. International organizations have signed 92 standardization cooperation agreements, in which the standard business scope of the RMB cross-border payment system extends to 159 countries and regions.
In ASEAN countries such as Cambodia and Laos, China promotes standardized technologies and management such as farmland, seedlings and planting, and promotes the average crop yield by about 17%. In transportation facilities, construction machinery, petrochemicals, information technology, energy conservation and environmental protection, China and ASEAN, South Asia and Central and Eastern Europe have promoted the joint development of nearly 300 ISO/IEC international standards.
The real benefits brought about by international standardization cooperation are widely recognized by ASEAN countries. SatSamy, State Secretary of the Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts of Cambodia, said that Cambodia has become a signatory to the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, using relevant international standards and conformity assessment procedures to develop its own national standards in terms of technical safety, social and economic benefits and environmental protection. I have benefited a lot from it.
“Myanmar is preparing to establish national standards bodies, certification bodies and metrology institutes to promote higher standards in the products, processing and service sectors.” Wen Kaimo, Director of the Research and Innovation Department of the Ministry of Education of Myanmar, believes that China-ASEAN strengthens standardization cooperation. Connect regional markets to promote trade facilitation.
The chairman of the ASEAN Standards and Quality Advisory Committee, Verakit Rantakit Nava, also said that similar to tariff barriers, the rules and norms between ASEAN member states on standards and consistency are different and become obstacles to regional economic integration. One of the important obstacles. In this regard, ASEAN has formulated the ASEAN Standards and Consensus Strategic Plan 2016-2015, which will eliminate trade technical barriers and narrow the development gap on a larger scale.
Nowadays, with the help of international standardization cooperation, China's high-speed trains have taken the lead in entering ASEAN and becoming “hot-selling goods”. Wang Jun, vice president of China National Vehicle Co., Ltd., introduced the company's special track and religious beliefs. The company has established a "manufacturing center" with Malaysia, developed a rice-rail train, and added facilities such as a prayer room to the locals. welcome. China CRRC has also jointly established a joint research center for railway technology with Thailand to let more Thai railway technicians understand China's high-speed rail technology and standards.
On the same day, the forum also adopted the "China-ASEAN International Standardization Cooperation Nanning Initiative". The initiative said that China-ASEAN should give full play to the leading role of standardization in promoting economic and trade, technological innovation, promote the compatibility of standard systems, and strengthen environmental protection and green low carbon. And the development and implementation of international standards in the field of sustainable development.