The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, has signed an MOU with the Chinese Standards Organization, SAC, to harmonize standards between the two countries with the aim of facilitating exports by Spanish companies to this market.
Through this agreement, the Spanish standardisation body will promote the adoption of international standards ISO and IEC in China and the removal of technical barriers to trade, establishing channels of collaboration between both entities. It will also make available to its Chinese counterpart the catalogue of Spanish standards, consisting of 33,000 standards.
With this initiative, UNE seeks to support Spanish companies and sectors with the highest exportation and internationalisation in China, providing them with access to a market with over 1,395 million consumers. The agreement was signed by the Director General of UNE, Javier García, and by SAC Administrator, Tian Shihong.
IEC General Meeting
UNE signed this alliance within the framework of the General Meeting of IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), recently held in Shanghai (China). UNE is the Spanish member of IEC.
Under the slogan Better quality of life. Resilience, security and efficiency, the IEC General Assembly brought together more than 5,000 experts from nearly 90 countries. The President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, congratulated IEC for the General Meeting, as well as for its progress in incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in standardisation work. In addition, IEC is following the process of digitalising products, services and standardisation processes.