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Are You Ready for World Standards Day?

Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 22:00

The world’s standards development community is gearing up for World Standards Day on Oct. 14.

The celebration is in its 35th year. The theme is “Standards Connect the World.” World Standards Day is celebrated every Oct. 14 as a way of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts around the world who develop the voluntary technical standards that are published as international standards.

With the pervasive nature of the global marketplace, the importance of standards has become increasingly important. Sei-ichi Takayanagi, International Electrotechnical Commission President, Oliver Smoot, International Organization for Standardization president; and Yoshio Utsumi, International Telecommunications Union president, together signed the World Standards Day message.

The three leaders point out that international standards smooth trade between nations and harmonize the delivery process. In addition, the international standardization system helps ensure efficiency, effectiveness, environmental care, safety and interoperability in diverse manufacturing processes.

U.S. observance of World Standards Day will be held on Oct. 13 at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. The event will include a reception, exhibits, dinner and the presentation of the Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award. The Aerospace Industries Association will host the celebration.

For more information, visit www.iso.org.

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