CSA Group and Canadian Trade Office in Taipei Host Seminar on Long-Term Economic Development and Competitiveness in an Era of Globalization

TAIPEI, Dec. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - CSA Group, a leading global provider of standards development, product testing and certification services, together with the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) and with the support of Alberta Taiwan Office, held a seminar today in Taipei on export competitiveness and expansion into worldwide markets. The event was hosted by RJ Falconi, Executive Vice President Government and Corporate Affairs, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, CSA Group, Hélène Vaillancourt, CSA Group Executive Vice President, Science and Engineering and Interim Executive Vice President, Asia, Frances Hung, Interim Regional Vice President North and Southeast Asia, Mr. Mario Ste-Marie, Executive Director, CTOT and Mr. Tom Cumming, Deputy Director, CTOT.

"CSA Group has almost 100 years of experience developing standards to help make a better, safer, more sustainable world," said RJ Falconi.  "We are pleased to bring that knowledge to Taiwanese manufacturers helping them to strengthen their competitiveness and the performance and safety of their products."

As global markets become more important for success of an organization, international standards development and harmonized standards will play an important role. Harmonizing standards with multiple markets helps to lower trade barriers and create a benchmark for performance and safety around the world. Testing and certification through a recognized third party laboratory will further strengthen brand reputation and competitiveness.

Executive Director Mario Ste.-Marie of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei stated: "We are honoured to have had the chance to co-organize today's event with such a key player in the international standards industry as the CSA Group. We believe the seminar highlights the opportunities for Taiwanese companies to work together with Canadian enterprises to enhance their worldwide export opportunities."

CSA Group is expanding its standards development activities to help clients globally and will continue to offer training and services to assist manufacturers in understanding the requirements for global markets. It has established laboratories in Taipei and an office in Taichung, with a full range of product testing and certification services for global markets, including Europe and North America. In the future, CSA Group will accelerate investments and expand local services to meet the increasing needs of clients in Asia.

About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous location and industrial, transportation, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org.

SOURCE Canadian Standards Association

For further information: Media Relations Contact: Holly Huang, Hill and Knowlton Strategies, +65 6390 3346

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