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Export Quality Management

A Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Exporters - Second Edition

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This publication seeks to provide small- and medium-sized exporters in developing countries and transition economies with a comprehensive understanding of crucial quality-related issues linked to the quality infrastructure. Structured in a question and answer format, the book answers 95 frequently asked questions by exporters about quality, technical requirements (standards, technical regulations, sanitary and phytosanitary measures), management systems, conformity assessment (testing, inspection, certification), metrology, accreditation, and the WTO Agreements on Technical Barriers to Trade and the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures.

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What is metrology and why is it important in international trade?

Metrology is a technical term meaning all activities and procedures related to measurements. The ultimate goal of metrology, also defined as the science of measurement and its application’ (International Vocabulary of Metrology. 2010). is to ensure correct, com parade and reliable measuring results. Metrology can be subdivided into the following areas:

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