International Trade: Beyond the Controversy and into Radiology

International Trade: Beyond the Controversy and into Radiology

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Andrew Northup, Director, Global Affairs, MITA The term “international trade” often evokes extreme political talking points: it is either very good, as it grows the economy and creates new jobs, or it’s very bad, as it sends jobs overseas…

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From the Manufacturing Economy to the Data Economy

From the Manufacturing Economy to the Data Economy

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Adrian Harris, Secretary General, Orgalime, the European Engineering Industries Association For many years, the word “manufacturing” was absent from the vocabulary of the European economy. We had the green economy and services (as if these could thrive without a…

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Defining and Encouraging Effective IEC Participation

Defining and Encouraging Effective IEC Participation

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Ken Gettman, Director, International Standards, NEMA In the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), votes that determine whether a draft document will be published as an IEC standard or other deliverable are submitted by country members. Each country has its own…

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Middle East Ready for Energy-Efficient Lighting

Middle East Ready for Energy-Efficient Lighting

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Gerald Strickland, Director, Middle East Lighting Association Energy consumption in the Middle East is among the highest in the world and still increasing, leading to greater carbon emissions per capita than the world average. In the region, lighting accounts…

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New Technologies High on Agenda for Emirates

New Technologies High on Agenda for Emirates

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry.   Khaled Masri, Program Manager Madeleine Bugel, Program Manager His Excellency Abdulla A. Al Maeeni, director general of the Emirates Standardization and Metrology Authority (ESMA), visited NEMA headquarters in September to discuss topics ranging from ESMA’s interests in advancing…

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Updating Standardization Law in China

Updating Standardization Law in China

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Zhang Liang, China Electrical Equipment Industry Association The China Electrical Equipment Industry Association (CEEIA) is trusted by government authorities to administer 82 national technical committees (TCs), subcommittees (SCs), and working groups (WGs), which account for 71 TCs and SCs…

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FINCA and COPANT Address Harmonization

FINCA and COPANT Address Harmonization

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Joel Solis, Conformity Assessment Manager, NEMA The 2016 annual meeting of the Forum of the IEC National Committees of the Americas (FINCA), hosted by the Argentina Electrotechnical Association and the Argentine Institute of Standardization and Certification, took place in…

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Making the Smart Factory an International Reality

Making the Smart Factory an International Reality

  This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Gunther Koschnick, Managing Director, Automation Division, ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association) Industrie 4.0 is at the core of new solutions for the Internet of Things, services, and people. The impact of digitalization is very clear in…

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