Governments/ International Organizations
Governments need to develop and maintain a healthy economy, and defend national business interests while stimulating export.
They need to pass and enforce legislation and regulations to protect populations from unsafe products and domestic, industrial, environmental and health hazards.
Increasingly they participate in international or regional organizations – as a member or observer – to tackle global issues related to safety, energy supply and the environment.
This section explains how International Standards and conformity assessment can help governments in these efforts.