Standards & Certification

Why standards and certification matter.

Standards facilitate fair trade between countries, they make  development and implementation of services and products efficient and safer, spread innovations, help in safeguarding consumers from substandard services and products and provide solutions to problems.

Standards benefit businesses because suppliers offer products and services that have meet international specifications. Customers are given a wide choice; standards also help them because they benefit from completion therefore getting goods and services at a lower price.

Conformity of services and goods to standards gives consumers assurance that the products are consistent, valid, reliable, quality and safe.

They help developing countries know the standards services and goods are supposed to meet and where to invest their resources.

International standards contribute to quality of life for people in general because they ensure that products and services are of a certain standard.

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