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Trends in Conformity Assessment Practices and Barriers to Trade

Final Report on Survey of Cabs and Exporters You or your institution have access to this content

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Barbara Fliess1, Raymond Schonfeld
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  • 1: OECD, France

11 août 2006
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This analytical report presents findings from a survey conducted in 2005/2006 of conformity assessment bodies (CABs) and exporting companies from the OECD region. The survey was conceived to gather primary data from key players in the field on perceptions of conformity assessment (CA) barriers: what they are, where they are, and how important they are. A second goal was to identify trends in CA practices, including in the use of tools aimed at removing barriers and facilitating international trade. Drawing on the survey, some follow-up research and expert discussions, the report identifies what appears to be major CA problems or issues and consequently...
conformity assessment, supplier's Declaration of Conformity (SDoc), CASCO, mutual recognition agreement, accreditation, technical barriers to trade, product testing, ISO, product certification
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