ISO-37001The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to date has published more than 21,000 standards that provide world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. These standards are important in facilitating international trade and cover almost every industry, from technology to agriculture and health care.

free-tradeIt’s a hot topic of the current presidential debate and one of the only points current candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agree on: rethinking the United States’ 70-year-old tradition of free trade. This tradition has been taken for granted for decades, which has resulted in it dominating the 2016 Federal Read more...

child-labourChild labour is one of the major economic dilemmas of the modern world. According to UNICEF, more than 150 million children are forced into child labour, mostly in underdeveloped states in Africa, Asia and South America, with little in the way of labour protection laws.

While there are three major international Read more...

importingTips to help you when it comes to building a sound supply chain for importing.

The method of outsourcing can help a business develop a competitive edge based on price, quality, technology, and/or innovation. However, the complexities of international trade are many and ever changing. There are a few constant rules to Read more...

international-trade-disastersAs a manufacturer, there is a responsibility to abide by certain standards that ensure the safety and wellbeing of both employees and consumers. This guarantees the safe running of the business and maintains all products and services meet industry standards making them suitable for resale. History indicates that when these standards Read more...

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Dealing in foreign currencies can carry risks with it. There are so many variables to consider that can affect currency movement, including political, economic, natural disaster events, and so forth. If the past few months have shown us anything, it is that in today’s economic landscape, it is extremely difficult Read more...

Inspections-at-commercial-transport-dock-000085603031_XXXLargeCertificates that prove compliancy with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards are sought by a large variety of businesses all over the world, across a number of different industries. The process towards achieving certification status can be time consuming and costly – however, it does provide a myriad of benefits Read more...