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Australia and Singapore to strengthen Myanmar's national standards body

Australia and Singapore are working together to strengthen Myanmar's capacity to participate in national and international standards development under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Institutional Strengthening (INS) Project for Myanmar. This is the first joint standards-related project by Australia and Singapore to build institutional capacity in a third country in collaboration with ISO.

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The small-business advantage

Around the world, the small and medium-sized enterprises are a vital engine of innovation and job creation. Therefore, understanding the real challenges and opportunities shaping the future of SMEs is a matter of the highest importance.

In the March/April 2015 issue of ISOfocus, we look at how SMEs promote diversification of economic activities, support sustainable development, stimulate innovation and develop entrepreneurial skills, while contributing significantly to exports and trade. We also look at why International Standards are of economic importance, and how SMEs (despite all obstacles) stand to gain most from their use.

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