The consortium, led by Cardno Emerging Markets, Belgium, of which CEN is a partner, wins bid launched by the European Union Delegation in China and Mongolia.
Brussels, 31 August 2010 – 'Support to China’s Sustainable Trade and Investment System' (STIS) is a new Technical Assistance project that was granted to the consortium led by Cardno Emerging Markets Belgium, and in which CEN is participating together with other partners, British Standards Institution (BSI), Sustainable Development Association and Cardno Emerging Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd.
This new technical assistance project is set up to provide support to the strengthening of the design, implementation and enforcement of trade and investment policy, legislation and regulation at central and provincial level in China. CEN and BSI will deal specifically with the project component related to 'Quality infrastructure/technical barriers to trade', including technical regulations, standards, conformity assessment, market surveillance and accreditation systems.
China has become the largest exporter in the global economy and accounts for about 11% of world trade in goods, and is, therefore, a key focus for European standardization. In applying to the bid and winning the STIS project, CEN and its National Standards Bodies demonstrated once again not only their interest in China, but also their long and valuable expertise and experience in technical assistance.
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