Exporters in developing countries and transition economies have to comply with a range of non-tariff standards and regulations which can prove to be a difficult and costly process. These countries often lack a national infrastructure for standardisation and quality assurance. This book provides guidance to small and medium enterprises in developing and transition economies on the key issues in standards and conformity assessment including: technical regulations and standards; product certification; testing; metrology; quality management; ISO 9000; accreditation; and the WTO Agreements on the technical barriers to trade and the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures.Other benefits that can be achieved by integrating the two systems include reduced costs of documenting the system; combined record-keeping, thus ... Provides a sample quality manual and a sample environmental management manual.
|Title||:||Export quality management|
|Author||:||International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO.|
|Publisher||:||United Nations Publications - 2001|