Commerce Minister Releases National Strategy for Standardization (Download PDF)

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Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry released draft Indian National Strategy for Standardization for standardization of products & services to provide level playing field to domestic industry & adopt best global practices.

Image of 5<sup>th</sup> National Standards Conclave

Image of 5th National Standards Conclave

Image of 5th National Standards Conclave

Key Objectives of Draft Strategy

  • Positioning standards as key driver of all economic activities relating to goods & services

  • Create integrated infrastructure, roadmaps & institutions for their effective management

  • Enhance competitiveness of Indian goods & services in domestic & international markets.

  • Develop comprehensive ecosystem for standards development taking into account diversity of interests & expertise available.

  • Provide level playing field to domestic industry & adopt best practices in standardization, conformity assessment, & technical regulations.

Need for National Strategy for Standardization

  • Rapid growth of Indian economy, its size, & emerging relevance in global trade has made it essential to establish robust quality infrastructure in country w/harmonized, dynamic, & mature standards ecosystem for goods.
  • Standardization will fuel economic growth & enhance ‘Made in India’ label as standards are widely recognized as catalysts for technical development, industrial growth, well-being of society & more recently for convergence of new & emerging technologies.
  • Strategy for standardization of products considers current state of development across sectors, existing quality infrastructure & policy directions in relation to domestic economic developments & trade in goods & services.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2018

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