* Switzerland & China FTA
Switzerland and China have signed a free-trade agreement. The deal is the first between China and a continental European economy.
Check here and here for more.
* ICC – Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)
ICC has published a collection of standards to help border authorities determine a standardized definition of a diligent trader, commonly referred to as Authorized Economic Operator (AEO).
Read more here.
* US & Myanmar Signed TIFA
The United States and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
Follow the link for more.
* ISO – A Revised Standard for the Financial Services Industry
ISO has just published a revised version of the ISO 20022:2013 series on financial services, which ensures the reliable transfer of data, making financial transactions more secure.
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ISO release a new compilation containing the entire ISO 14000 family of environmental management standards, plus a collection of publications related to sustainability development.
The CD Compilation, ISO standards for the green economy – Sustainable development, includes:
– 30 International Standards developed by ISO technical committee ISO/TC 207, Environmental management: ISO 14001, ISO 14064, ISO 14065 etc
– ISO 20121:2012, Event sustainability Management Systems – Requirements with guidance for use developed by ISO/PC 250 project committee, Sustainability in event management.
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5 June 2012
ISO published the ISO 22301:2012, Societal security – Business continuity management system – Requirements, a standard addressed to business continuity management of public and private organizations.
The ISO 22301:2012 – Requirements is available here and the ISO 22301:2012 – Guidace is available here.
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30 May 2012
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published a new standard for the financial services industry – ISO 17442:2012, Financial services – Legal Entity Identifier (LEI).
The new standrad provides a global solution to identify the legal entities relevant to any financial transaction.
For more information please refer to ISO’s website.
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24 May 2012
The new ISO’s standards, ISO/IEC 17020 & ISO/IEC TS 17022, were developed by the ISO Committee on conformity assessment (ISO/CASCO).
ISO/IEC 17020:2012, Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection – gives requirements for inspection bodies.
ISO/IEC TS 17022:2012, Requirements and recommendations for content of a third-party audit report on management systems – contains requirements and recommendations for the content of an audit report of a third-party management system certification (like ISO 9001 or ISO 14001).
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22 May 2012
The International Organization of Standardization (ISO), the world’s largest issuer and developer of International Standards, released its annual report for 2011.
The ISO’s 2011 Annual Report is available here.
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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ISO/IEC JTC, published a new brochure providing a overview about the benefices of information and communication technologies (ICT) standards.
The 24-page brochure is entitled “The force multiplier for ICT innovation – ISO/IEC JTC 1 Joint Technical Committee 1, Information technology, standards” and it explains how ICT standards can brings innovative solutions and best practice in all sectors of economy activity (business, industry, administration, education etc).
The application of information and communication technologies (ICT) pervade a large range of benefices: standardization, security, more choice and reduced costs, economies of scale for companies, greater consumer confidence in products or services.
The brochure can be downloaded as a PDF file free of charge from the ISO Website.
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