On April 20, the reporter learned from the “ISO/TC256 Promotion Office in China” (hereinafter referred to as “ISO/TC256 Promotion Office”) in Guangzhou that in the face of the fight against the epidemic, the ISO/TC256 Promotion Office actively arranged the shipment and sent anti-epidemic materials such as masks to experts of member countries.
According to reports, ISO/TC256 Promotion Office in China was established under the Resolution N487 of Ninth Annual Meeting of ISO/TC256, and Dr. WANG Yuelin, president of Research Institute of Yichang HuiFu Silicon Materials Co., Ltd. was appointed as chief promotion officer of ISO/TC256 (China). The main responsibilities of “ISO/TC256 Promotion Office” include: firstly, to promote the adoption of international standards in China; secondly, to promote the transformation of international standards into national and local standards; thirdly, to attract and encourage more enterprises, experts and counterpart committees to participate in the preparation and revision of international standards; fourthly, to receive and report the latest news about the release and revision of the standards from the ISO/TC256 Secretariat; fifthly, to organize training and forums on related standards.
A sudden outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) has spread worldwide and posed severe challenges to the epidemic prevention and control worldwide. Especially since the beginning of March, the epidemic in China has been effectively controlled, but it has expanded outside China. The World Health Organization also announced that the COVID-19 epidemic has been widely prevalent in the world. Every country is strengthening the prevention and control efforts, and all sectors of society are paying more attention to it.
ISO immediately informed its member states to suspend 275 international standardization conferences scheduled to be held before June 30; it also decided to postpone all ISO management and technology conferences scheduled to be held before June 30 to after June 30.
In face of the current epidemic, the ISO/TC256 Promotion Office also actively responds to ISO's decision to conduct relevant conferences and activities through the Internet as far as possible and focuses on and concerns about the world epidemic situation and the health and safety of ISO members worldwide. The “ISO/ TC256 Promotion Office" forwarded the key work arrangement for epidemic prevention and control issued by the State Administration for Market Regulation on its official account, as well as 4 pieces of related information on standardized promotion of epidemic prevention and control, to help prevent and control the epidemic through enhanced publicity; organized domestic member enterprises (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yichang Huifu Silicon Material Co., Ltd. - Guangzhou Huifu Research Institute Co., Ltd., Lapis Lazuli Pigments Co., Ltd., Sinocera, Xuancheng Jingrui New Material Co., Ltd., etc.) to provide timely assistance to anti-epidemic materials for international experts from Germany, Italy, Britain and other countries with a serious epidemic outbreak. At present, more than 3000 medical personal protective masks have been issued, and more anti-epidemic materials such as medical masks are being arranged for shipment.