World Metrology Day (WMD), World Accreditation Day (WAD) and World Standards Day (WSD) Forum 2019

Organised by the Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification, Standards and Calibration Laboratory, Hong Kong, China, Product Standards Information Bureau Innovation and Technology Commission of Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSAR, Government Laboratory and the Hong Kong Accreditation Service, the “World Metrology Day (WMD), World Accreditation Day (WAD) and World Standards Day (WSD) Forum 2019” completed on 26 June 2019.  HKEIA CEO, Mr Basil Wai as one of the speakers to share views on Accreditation: Adding Value to Ecosystem of Electronics and Technology Sector.

 

Mr WONG Wang-wah, Assistant Commissioner (Finance & Quality Services), Innovation and Technology Commission, HKSAR Government was invited to be a guest speaker to provide opening remark.  The Forum had invited overseas experts in the field of certification and international accreditation and standards to share their views on the future development.

 

The International Network on Quality Infrastructure and the World Bank recently agreed on a new definition of the QualityInfrastructure (QI): ‘The system comprising the organisations (public and private) together with the policies, relevant legal and regulatory framework, and practices needed to support and enhance the quality, safety and environmental soundness of goods, services and processes.’ This system relies on metrology, standardisation, accreditation, conformity assessment and market surveillance. The QI is a crucial platform for promoting sustainable economic growth, as well as for maintaining environmental and social wellbeing. It does not only support domestic markets, but its international recognition is also essential for accessing foreign

markets.

 

This forum, organised in celebration of the World Metrology Day (WMD), World Accreditation Day (WAD) and World Standards Day (WSD), which aims to introduce the pivotal roles of metrology, accreditation and standards in supporting the QI. The themes of the three World Days this year are: WMD – The International System of Units – Fundamentally Better, WAD – Accreditation: Adding Value to Supply Chains and WSD – Video Standards Create a Global Stage.

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