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JISC's International Activities in 2018

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

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

Since the late 1990s, JISC has continued to work with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) 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 interest. At the 2018 meeting, participants discussed Japan-Europe cooperation in the fields of standard essential patents, circular economy and standardization priorities.

March 2018
[ JISC/IEC-APCF Human Resource Development Seminar in Manila, Philippines ]

The JISC/IEC-APCF Human Resource Development Seminar (formerly JISC/IEC-APSG Human Resource Development Seminar) has been organized by JISC in cooperation with the IEC Asia-Pacific Regional Centre since 2002. This seminar aims to cultivate experts and build networks to vitalize IEC international standardization activities in the Asia-Pacific region. The theme of the seminar is reviewed each year, and the theme for this year was “Natural disaster countermeasures for national resilience”. Standardization activities related to lightning protection and electrical outage countermeasures were introduced.

May 2018
The 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC 41) in Okayama, Japan ]

PASC aims to strengthen collaboration and promote participation in international standardization activities, including ISO/IEC-related activities in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2018, JISC hosted the 41st AGM in Okayama, Japan. PASC members held discussions on the challenges and opportunities through cooperative standardization activities to achieve the goal under the 2018 AGM theme -“Standards for Human Centered Society – How can standards support our sustainable and inclusive society?” An open workshop linked to the theme was held a day before the AGM.

July 2018
The 17th Northeast Asia Standards Cooperation Forum in Hangzhou, China ]

Convened annually since 2002, the forum aims to strengthen cooperation on standardization activities between Japan, China and the Republic of Korea, as well as promote collaboration in some specific fields. In 2018, the forum was held in Hangzhou, China. Participants from the three countries discussed specific items in which they intend to advance cooperation for developing international standards, including the sharing economy, spontaneous combustion property test methods of coal and the thermal conductivity of thermal barriers.

November 2018
[ Joint JISC/ISO Workshop on Wood Based Product Standards for ASEAN in Bangkok, Thailand ]

Organized by JISC in cooperation with ISO REI (Regional Engagement Initiative) Asia to enhance international standardization activities in the ASEAN region. About 40 participants from ACCSQ (ASEAN Consultative Committee on Standards and Quality) Task Force for Wood Based Product attended the program focusing on new work item proposal procedures and the roles of project leaders in ISO activities. In the case study session, standardization activities related to wood base products were introduced by Japan and Malaysia.

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