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2017 IEC international standardization training held in Shanghai

Source : chinadaily.com.cnUpdate : 2017-07-07

The 2017 International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) staged its international standardization training event on July 3 in Shanghai, China. 

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Shanghai, China’s most populous and developed city, leads the way in standardization. [Photo provided to China Daily]

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The IEC, founded in 1906, is a world leading organization responsible for setting and releasing international standards for the electrical and electronic sectors and their related technologies. IEC gives companies, industries and governments a platform for meeting, discussing and developing international standards required. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The training meeting, which plays a vital role in the Shanghai International Standardization Experts Forum, aimed to produce well trained talents to promote the standardization field in Shanghai. 

Chen Xiaojun, deputy director of the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision (SMBQTS), made a keynote speech at the event. 

Chen emphasized that to further cement itself as a model city of international standards, Shanghai has been active in world standardization campaigns and promoting standardization reform around the city. 

On the one hand, he said, Shanghai attaches much importance to its excellent quality and efficiency performance in the standardization sector, while also improving an awareness of standards for various industries and governments citywide. 

Shanghai, as Chen pointed out, has been continuing its active work to further ties and exchanges with world standardization organizations. Shanghai will also utilize the 2019 IEC conference which is scheduled to take place in the city to further engage in IEC international standardization. 

Finally, Chen highlighted Shanghai’s great efforts to develop all-round talents for international standardization, and hoped more world standards events will be held in Shanghai. 

Jan-Henrik Tiedemann, an official working for the IEC central secretariat, and Dennis CHEW, director of IEC’s Asia-Pacific division, trainers in this activity, spoke with a focus on how Shanghai should work to actively participate in IEC international standardization. They shared insight into related IEC technologies, procedures to develop IEC world standards, IEC recognition, IEC information technology tools as well as in the benefits of working for IEC international standardization. 

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Participants pose for a group photograph to mark the occasion. [Photo provided to China Daily]