Standards for Safer, Healthier ASEAN Communities

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by Nalindra Annalia


Standards have made life easier for people. Just like getting on the weighing scale, we learn how much weight we need to put on or to reduce to be considered healthy.

In the Philippines, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is the sole authority on standards. DOST, particularly its Metrology Laboratories, is the place to go for companies to validate their machines, equipment, facilities in terms of accuracy, precision, reliability, and traceability. Companies with equipment up to standards will produce quality products which put them ahead in terms of trust and confidence of their clients.

In ASEAN, the Philippines is currently taking the lead in a project to establish scientific standards with the aim of helping to integrate the region’s socio-economic activities . Common standards will improve technology transfer, collaboration, and mutual trust among ASEAN countries.

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