Skip to content
News
Back to news

SCOTT STEEDMAN, BSI: EXPORT CAPACITY IS GROWING DUE TO STANDARDS

cover
Publication date:

MOSCOW, February 29, 2020 – on February 26 Rosstandart hosted a meeting between the head of the Agency, Alexey Abramov, and Scott Steedman, Director
of standards at the British Institute of standards (BSI).

Parties discussed topical international policy issues in the field of standardization, including dissemination policy of standards. Alexey Abramov and Scott Steedman,
as members of governing bodies in leading international standardization organizations, agreed to consolidate positions at ISO and IEC platforms and reached consensus
on need to take into account the interests of all participants of standards dissemination process.

"International standards are an important factor in business development
and instrument for product access to international markets, – noted Scott Steedman.
– Export potential of small business is increasing on 41% subject
to the useof standardization tools. For medium-sized enterprises, this figure is 36%."

The head of BSI added that 84% of British standards are used internationally
or regionally (ISO, IEC, EN) and are developing with the participation
of all stakeholders subject to consensus.

"Standardization indicators are included in the strategic documents of both the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom. In the digital economy achieving a common understanding of global economic processes between regulators, businesses, and other stakeholders in fast growing industries is possible only taking into account the timely formation of product safety requirements. Such requirements are provided
by the regulator", – reported Alexey Abramov.

Then Scott Steedman met with representatives of the most effective and active Russian technical committees (according to the Rosstandart rating). In particular, TC 023
"Oil and gas industry", TC 465 "Construction", TC 194 "Cyber-physical systems".

Today, standards are developed not only for products and for services, but also
to optimize business processes, told Scott Steedman. They also become a source of best international practices in areas such as "smart work", human capital, information security, and closed-cycle economics ("circular economy").

Russian experts were interested in profile issues, for example, what is the structure
of funding for BSI technical committees, how is technical regulation in construction organized in the UK, BSI's experience in developing standards for creating an accessible environment. In an open dialogue, were discussed challenges
in the era of digitalization in various industries, as well as its conceptual solutions
in Russia and the UK.

Tags:
  • 6u4a7094_1582979742831_[1000x600]
  • 6u4a7179_1582979774839_[1000x600]
  • 1
  • 6u4a7234_1582979809210_[1000x600]
  • 6u4a7460_1582979829753_[1000x600]
  • 6u4a7493_1582979847129_[1000x600]
  • 6u4a7528_1582979863773_[1000x600]
  • 6u4a7622_1582979879109_[1000x600]
Share this news
  • SCOTT STEEDMAN, BSI: EXPORT CAPACITY IS GROWING DUE TO STANDARDS

Done