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Facilitate Economic Activities and Reduce TBT, Taiwan and Poland Sign MoU BSMI, MOEA October 22, 2016
Organization: Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection, M.O.E.A., R.O.C.        Publish Date: 2016-12-16 10:02
Through the efforts of the Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection (BSMI) and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Poland, Taiwan Accreditation Foundation (TAF), which is commissioned by the BSMI, and Polish Centre for Accreditation (PCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the 6th Taiwan-Poland Vice Minister Level Economic Consultations on October 21, 2016. This MoU is a significant breakthrough between Taiwan and Europe in the field of accreditation and will further deepen bilateral experience exchanges.

Poland is Taiwan's 40th trade partner and the trade volume totaled 937 million US dollars. Therefore, the MoU signed between both countries will help certificates and test reports issued by TAF accredited laboratories be accepted by European Union member countries. In addition, the agreement also lowers TBT for export products to EU. At the witness of Vice Minister of Economic Affairs Wei-fuu Yung and Poland's Vice Minister of Development Tadeusz Kosinski, TAF Chair Jay-san Chen and Lucyna Olborska from the Polish Center for Accreditation (PCA) have signed the MoU which includes evaluation observation, training, talent exchange and information exchange. Both organizations will continue to monitor development of the cooperation and the necessity for update, conduct accreditation technical exchange and enhance the quality of accreditation and evaluation.

The MoU benefits not only bilateral experience exchanges between Taiwan and Poland and their accreditation organizations, but also the cooperation between the Asia Pacific and Europe, said the BSMI. In the future, the BSMI will supervise TAF to put the agreement into practice. By signing the MoU, both countries can develop a long-standing cooperative relationship, and enhance trade exchanges and industry competitiveness. It is also hoped that Taiwan can further cooperation on accreditation with other European counties.
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