With reference to Gerard's hopes in respect of this meeting, I would add the related issue that he generally raises.
This is the extent to which there need to be good strategies in place to bring about universal implementation of the existing ISO/IEC and International Industry Standards as well as looking at the development and implementation of new requirements.
I am thinking that one leg of such strategies would include heightening awareness of suppliers and users alike of the use of declaration or certification as appropriate. I.e. suppliers implement and declare or obtain certification of conformity and users know to look for such demonstration of conformity. IMO it is the users who are the more important of the two with respect to a strategical campaign. When users start to insist on the application of standards to meet their needs - the suppliers will begin to take the issue seriously.
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