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JISC's International Activities in 2017

JISC fosters cooperative relationships with countries around the world through standardization initiatives that contribute to regional economic development.

May 2017
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The 40th Annual General Meeting of Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC 40) in Vancouver, Canada ]

PASC aims to strengthen collaboration and promote participation in international standardization activities, including ISO/IEC-related activities in the Asia-Pacific region. At the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM), members introduced new ISO/IEC standard proposals and reported on their regional activities. Japan introduced four standard proposals for standardization including refrigerated delivery services.
In 2018, JISC will host the 41th AGM in Okayama city, Japan. The theme of the AGM is “Standards for Human Centered Society – How can standards support our sustainable and inclusive society?” PASC members will discuss on the challenges and opportunities through cooperative standardization activities to achieve the goal. An open workshop linked to the theme will be held on a day before the AGM.

July 2017
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The 16th Northeast Asia Standards Cooperation Forum in Jeju Island, the Republic of Korea ]

Convened annually since 2002, the forum aims to strengthen cooperation on standardization activities between Japan, China and Korea, as well as promote collaboration in some specific fields. In 2017, the forum convened in Jeju Island, Korea, and reached an agreement to cooperate in five fields, including standardization of quality requirements of thermal power infrastructure.

February 2018
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CEN-CENELEC-JISC Secretariat Meeting in Brussels, Belgium ]

JISC has worked with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) since the late 1990s according to the Cooperation Agreement between JISC and CEN-CENELEC. This agreement promotes cooperation by experts from both sides in several technical areas of mutual interests. The 2017 meeting discussed Japan-Europe cooperation in the fields of standard essential patent, circular economy and standardization priorities.

March 2018
[ JISC-IEC Human Resource Development Seminar in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam ]

The seminar aims to cultivate specialists and build networks to vitalize IEC international standardization activities in Asia. In 2016, the seminar convened in Bangkok, Thailand, and focused on the theme of Renewable/Alternative Energy.

 

March 2018
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Joint JISC-ISO Workshop on Rubber standards in Penang, Malaysia ]

Organized by JISC with ISO to enhance international standardization activities in the ASEAN region. About 40 participants from ACCSQ (ASEAN Consultative Committee on Standards and Quality) Rubber Product Working Group attended the program focused on new work item proposal procedures, role of project leader and twinning procedure for the ISO.

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