International Standards are strategic tools that help ensure that business operations are as efficient as possible. They stimulate productivity and help companies access new markets.
International Standards help optimize operations and therefore improve the bottom line.
Enhanced customer satisfaction
International Standards help improve quality, enhance customer satisfaction and increase sales.
Access to new markets and increased market share
International Standards help prevent trade barriers and open up global markets. They help increase productivity and provide a competitive edge.
Export and trade
The very existence of International Standards is positive for trade, particularly exports. International Standards promote intra-industry trade and lead to improved international competitiveness.
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International Standards have a positive influence on innovation, much as patents do, but the efficient dissemination of new technical knowledge via Standards is a decisive factor and a precondition for economic growth. They also encourage technology transfer from technology leaders to developing nations.