What do companies need to know about quality infrastructure?

SMEs need to be informed about the technical requirements

Exported goods are rejected repeatedly at foreign borders. Import rejections mean loss of revenue and generate considerable costs for the exporter due to the return or destruction of non-compliant goods. According to a study by UNIDO, these “export losses” cost companies several hundred million USD every year [1]. Especially for SMEs in developing countries, such rejections can threaten their existence.

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World Accreditation Day 2020

Improving Food Safety via accreditation

“Improving Food Safety” is the theme of the World Accreditation Day 2020, #WAD2020. This year’s theme reflects the close cooperation between the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). [1]

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What is the quality culture of a country?

Publications on the development of National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) often mention the concept of quality culture. As an example, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) publications cite the development of a “demand-oriented” or “sustainable quality culture” as the goal of a National Quality Policy. [1] Unfortunately, this term is not further defined, leaving considerable room for interpretation.

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