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Australia and Singapore to strengthen Myanmar's National Standards Body

Australia and Singapore are working together to strengthen Myanmar’s capacity to participate in national and international standards development under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Institutional Strengthening (INS) Project for Myanmar. This is the first joint standards-related project by Australia and Singapore to build institutional capacity in a third country in collaboration with ISO.
 
Officials from Standards Australia, SPRING Singapore, and ISO Regional Office in Singapore are conducting a training workshop from 21 to 27 April 2015 for a delegation from Myanmar. The delegates are from the Myanmar Department of Research and Innovation (DRI), the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Myanmar Engineer Society and Yangon University of Economics.
 
The workshop will focus on the sharing of best practices by Singapore and Australia, which include principles and procedures for implementation of national and international standards development programs.
 
As part of the workshop, a review will be conducted to identify or validate the priority areas for Myanmar’s standardisation programme. A key outcome of the workshop is for the Myanmese delegation to develop an action plan to help the country better align its priorities to support its economic growth as well as its practices with requirements by the World Trade Organisation Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO TBT) Agreement and Good Standardization Practices.
 
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