The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages relevant standards experts to participate in an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) workshop on November 20-21 in Shanghai.
Focusing on Capacity Building on Testing Methods for Functionality Finishing on Textile Products and Certification Methods within the APEC Region, the APEC workshop is designed to improve technical capacity in relation to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards of four testing methods (antibacterial, deodorant, antifungal and antiviral function) for finishing on textile products.
With greater emphasis on health awareness in the APEC region, industry processes its textile products with functionality finishing. These products, however, are not always tested in accordance with international standards. Likewise, methods for certification and labelling of the functionality finishing on these products are not consistent. These issues would ultimately cause trade barriers and disadvantages to consumers in the APEC economies.
The workshop builds upon previous seminars held in Washington, DC, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Taipei, Taiwan.
Contact Kent Shigetomi (Kent_Shigetomi@ustr.eop.gov) to participate or for more information.