The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, recently coordinated a meeting of the standardization organizations in 15 Latin American countries to continue to unify criteria in relation to a relevant set of international ISO standards. International trade will be one of the driving forces that will help our economy to emerge from the current crisis and this type of activity definitely contributes to harmonizing the requirements for the sale of products and services with those key markets for the Spanish economy.
Standardization organizations in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Spain, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay have adopted on an equal footing more than 100 ISO standards available in Spanish, harmonizing the markets on both sides of the Atlantic. These range from energy management, occupational health and safety, food safety, asset management, conformity assessment, quality and environmental management and innovation.
These standards are key tools for companies to face the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis and to strengthen the continuity of their activities.