The main activities of the Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE in the area of international cooperation range from providing technical assistance in International Cooperation projects, programmes and policies to carrying out training and qualifying, reports or studies on each of the different stages of a project.
The Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE contributes its experience and information with regard to standards and related products and services to organisations all over the world, undertaking a large number of activities mostly financed by the European Union , World Bank , Inter-American Development Bank , United Nations and other organisations that donate funds.
Since the nineties the Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE has promoted cooperation activities on a national and international scale, contributing its experience and knowledge of standardisation and certification, such as market access tools, technology transfer and the improvement of the industrial fabric, supporting and strengthening the entities responsible for quality infrastructures in third countries.
In 2000, Spain appointed the Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE to oversee the PHARE Twinning projects financed by the European Commission. The objective of these projects is to strengthen and support institutions in the area of quality infrastructures in countries applying for European Union membership.
The leadership and the experience gained in all the disciplines covered by our organisation and with regard to development cooperation, enable the Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE to offer assistance and practical experience in different fields of activity which facilitate the building of competitive structures and economic and social development.
The services that the Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE currently offers are:
Strengthening of the pre-accession strategy to the European Union and the integration of "the Acquis communautaire".
Government policy to adhere to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Development of national and regional-scale quality policies.
Certification of products and services.
Over the course of almost 20 years of cooperation work, the Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE has carried out cooperation activities financed directly by our organisation but it has also developed institutional promotion projects and technical assistance projects financed by institutions and bilateral and multilateral development agencies, such as:
Likewise, the Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE has carried out programmes of international co-financing via:
and cooperation actions, in Spain or in third countries, with financing from Spanish public administrations, such as:
Below is a non-exhaustive list of companies for which the Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE has worked in cooperation projects:
|Albania||Directorate General for Standardisation (DP)|
|Belarus||State Committee for Standardisation (Gosstandard - SCS)|
|Bolivia||Institute of Standardization and Quality (IBNORCA)|
|Brazil||Brazilian Association of Technical Standards, (ABNT)|
|Bulgaria||Bulgarian Institute for Standardisation (BDS)|
|Cuba||National Standardization Office (ONN)|
|Slovakia||Slovak Standards Institute (SUTN)|
|Estonia||Estonian Centre for Standardisation (EVN)|
|Honduras||Honduran Standardisation Organisation (OHN)|
|Mexico||Directorate General of Standards (DGN)|
|Nicaragua||Department of Technology, Standardisation and Metrology (DTNM)|
|Palestine||Palestine Standards Institute (PSI)|
|Dominican Republic||Directorate-General of Standards and Quality Systems (DIGENOR)|
|Romania||Romanian Standards Association (ASRO)|
|Turkey||Turkish Standardization Institute (TSE)|
|Vietnam||Directory of Standards, Metrology and Quality|
|Croatia||Croatian Accreditation Agency (HAA)|
|Macedonia||Institute for Accreditation of the Republic of Macedonia (IARM)|
|Ukraine||National Accreditation Agency|
|Algeria||Ministry of Industry|
|Bangladesh||Ministry of Trade|
|Bulgaria||Ministry of the Economy|
|Bulgaria||Ministry of the Economy|
|Slovenia||Ministry of the Economy|
|Guatemala||Ministry of the Economy|
|Lithuania||Ministry of the Economy|
|Mexico||Ministry of the Economy|
|Nicaragua||Ministry of Farming and Forestry|
|Syria||Ministry of Industry|
|Argentina||National Institute of Industrial Technology|
|Panama||National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT)|
|Uruguay||Technological Laboratory of Uruguay (LATU)|
|Albania||Market Surveillance Directory, Ministry of the Economy, Trade and Energy|
|Mexico||Federal Office of Consumer Protection (PROFECO)|
|Romania||National Authority for Consumer Protection (ANPC)|
|Argentina||National Health and Food Quality Service, SENASA|
|Chile||National Fishing Service|
|El Salvador||Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock|
|Honduras||National Agricultural Health Service, SEG/SENASA|
|Mexico||Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk|
|Panama||National Directorate for Fishery Products|
|Secretariat of Economic Integration of Central America, SIECA|
|Bolivia||National Chamber of Exporters of Bolivia, CANEB|
|Bolivia||Chamber of Exporters of Cochabamba, CADEXCO|
|Ecuador||Exporters Corporation of Ecuador, COPEI|
|Mexico||EU-Mexico Business Development Centre, CEMUE|
|Syria||Central Laboratory of the Ministry of Economy and Trade|