A team of 8 specialists including John Walter, Chief Executive Officer of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the program manager and the professionals of the associated departments of the SCC are to give a three-day information exchange seminar with representatives of the Mongolian Agency for Standardization and Metrology
(MASM) on March 12-16, 2012.
Building on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in 2010, SCC and MASM met to explore and prioritize standardization sectors of mutual interest and to agree on a framework for advancing their cooperation agreement.
Among the priority sectors identified in discussions by SCC and MASM are: mining, transportation infrastructure, winter roads and building construction, urban planning, emergency preparedness, and environmental protection. Canadian standardization expertise and experience is of considerable interest to Mongolia because of similar climatic conditions.
The experts from the SCC will deliver methodical guidance and reference on practice following the below topics and are scheduled on:
- March 12, 2012 “The impact and role of standardization in the society”
- March 13, 2012 “The technical regulations”
- March 14, 2012 “Formulating and implementation of the standardization and technical regulation documentations in particular sectors (infrastructure sector)
Besides the standardization professionals, representatives of the ministries, agencies and nongovernmental organizations affiliated with the national standardization operations are attending the seminar and organizing a discussion on improving the results of the standardization work to comply with the requirements characterized by the world tendency and the nowadays rapid developments in society
The Mongolian Agency for Standardization and Metrology (MASM) is the national body for standards and metrology in Mongolia. MASM contributes to the development of the Mongolian society, economy, industry and trade by establishing standards on the basis of mutual understanding and voluntary agreement between parties in governmental authorities, industry and business, with regard to consumers' rights, and in continuously developing standardization activities aligned to the market system. MASM approves and publishes all Mongolian standards, represents Mongolia in international standardization within ISO, and is the Mongolian WTO/TBT Enquiry Point.
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is a Crown Corporation and a portfolio of Industry Canada. With the goal of enhancing Canada's economic competitiveness and social well-being, the SCC offers accreditation services to standards development bodies, and coordinates the efforts of Canadians in the development and use of national and international standards. The SCC is the Canadian member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and sponsor of the Canadian national committee to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).