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BSN to host 2022 International Standards Summit for G20 members

BSN to host 2022 International Standards Summit for G20 members

Head of the National Standardization Agency (BSN) Kukuh S. Achmad while opening the 2021 National Quality Month (BMN) in Bandung, West Java, on Wednesday (November 3, 2021). (ANTARA/HO-BSN Public Relations)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Standardization Agency (BSN) is readying to host the 2022 International Standards Summit scheduled to be attended by all standardization agencies of G20 member nations.

"This event offers an opportunity to showcase the Indonesian government's commitment to the world in terms of facilitating good regulation in order to protect the people and increase competitiveness in the business world," BSN Head Kukuh S. Achmad told ANTARA here on Friday.

Achmad highlighted the importance of hosting the International Standards Summit in 2022 for Indonesia to demonstrate a strong commitment to utilizing standards for shielding the community and improving the drive in the business world.

According to the BSN head, a better quality of standard is a key element in global trade and realizing the international standard by looking at conditions of all G20 member countries is also imminent.

He expressed optimism that the international standard can be a tool for boosting trade transactions between G20 countries.

At the 2022 International Standards Summit, several topics regarding standardization on health aspects and economic recovery will be discussed in accordance with the G20 theme of "Recover Together, Recover Stronger," he pointed out.

Indonesia has garnered the trust to assume the G20 Presidency from December 1, 2021, to November 30, 2022.

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Bearing the theme "Recover Together, Recover Stronger," the Indonesian G20 Presidency pushes for collective efforts for global health architecture, economic transformation through digitalization, and transition to sustainable energy.

The G20 members comprise the United States, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russia, South Africa, France, China, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.

Meanwhile, BSN is tasked with facilitating stakeholders in developing and maintaining the Indonesian National Standard (SNI). It is also actively involved in international events, such as ISO and IEC, according to its official website. 

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