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With more than 16 billion injections administered around the world every year, devices for administering medication into the human body are big business. The ISO committee of experts that develops standards to support this has just been honoured with one of ISO’s most prestigious awards.
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The participation of developing countries was highlighted as key in ensuring ISO can continue to deliver solutions into the future, at today’s meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, as part of the ISO Week 2019. 
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Almost three billion people rely on traditional cookstoves and open fires for cooking and heating, placing them at serious risk of health disorders and premature death. The latest in ISO’s series of standards for cleaner ways of cooking has just been published.
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China’s plan to revive and rebrand some of the world’s most travelled trade routes as the Belt and Road Initiative has resulted in the largest infrastructure project ever attempted. It’s clear that successful construction, management and operation of this 21st-century trade superhighway will depend on …
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Whether it’s going to far-flung lands or just the neighbouring country, we all need a passport to travel. But what about products? How do bananas from Costa Rica get through customs in France? Or watches from Switzerland get past border control in Australia? Their “papers” are often in the form of documents …

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ISOfocus
July/August 2019

Travel in depth

This issue highlights the fastest growing trends in travel and tourism, including sustainability and medical tourism. 

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