Governments/ International Organizations
Exports can be a powerful economic engine. How powerful will in part depend on how successfully the country is in advancing its technology interests at the international level. In many countries international standards are an integral element of the national competition policy.
Using international standards in the development and manufacturing of products opens huge export markets to national producers.
Controlling the quality of imports
International standards and conformity assessment help weed out low-quality products, which benefits the consumer and protects the internal market and national manufacturers who respect quality and safety standards.