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Fiji to host int'l standards organization meeting

06-01-2011 09:47 BJT

SUVA, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Fiji said on Tuesday that it will be the first Pacific country to host the International Standards Organization (ISO) meeting on consumer policy in May next year.

Fiji's Attorney-General and Tourism Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told local media that the initial announcement was made by ISO Consumer Policy Committee (COPOLCO) Chairperson Norma McCormick after Fiji won the bid during the committee's 33rd plenary meeting in London earlier this month.

Sayed-Khaiyum said "considering that ISO COPOLCO is an important and prestigious international organization with a membership of 105 national standard bodies from various countries around the world, Fiji will gain immensely by hosting this international meeting."

He expected over 200 representatives from the national standards bodies, consumer organizations and international organizations from the member-countries, saying the meeting would provide a chance for Fiji to raise awareness on issues related to consumers, tourism and the economy.

According to the official, the meeting is an international committee that debates issues of consumer importance and sets consumer priorities.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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