ISC is Institute of Standards of Cambodia
To be recognized regionally and internationally as the leader of standardization and certification activity
a.to improve the quality of products, services and management;
b.to raise production efficiency and to rationalize production;
c.to ensure fair and simplified trade;
d.to rationalize product use;
e.to enhance consumer protection and public welfare.
To develop and implement national standards and coordinate standardization, certification and testing activities for enhancing the competitiveness of products and services of Cambodia
The Institute of Standards of Cambodia (ISC) was established by Law on Standards of Cambodia with the main objective of promoting standardization and quality assurance in the country. The ISC that is a government institution functioning within the purview of the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy is recognized as the leading National Standards body of Cambodia actively promoting, standardization and conformity assessment activities as a means of upgrading the quality infrastructure for increasing the competitiveness of products and services for the benefit of the people of Cambodia.
For the purpose of trade and industrial development internationally and regionally, ISC is a subscriber of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an affiliate member of the International Electro technical Commission (IEC) and also a member of the ASEAN Consultative Committee on Standards and Quality (ACCSQ). With the accession of Cambodia to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in October 2004, ISC operates a WTO/TBT (Technical Barriers to Trade) enquiry point and acts as a notification authority.
ISC is headed by the Director General and has a complement of multi-scientific staff especially trained for the purposes of carrying out standardization, product and systems certification activities and also for providing testing, information services, training and consultancy.
Since June 2003, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Cambodia have implemented two projects for the development of Standards, Metrology, Testing and Quality activities and considerable assistance has been provided to ISC for upgrading services and activities.
FUNCTIONS & DUTIES
a.To prepare national standards for products, commodities, materials, services, practices andand promote general adoption of such standards;
b.To operate conformity assessment schemes in accordance with the provisions set out in the Standards Law of the Kingdom of Cambodia;
c.To establish and maintain laboratories, libraries, facilities and other equipments for the purpose of furthering standardization and quality;
d.To certify the conformity of products, commodities, substances, materials and equipments for local consumption or for export;
e.To certify the conformity of safety of products, materials and equipments for local consumption or for export;
f.To certify the conformity of the productions and services management systems;
g.To undertake research in connection with standardization and quality;
h.To provide educational, training and consultancy services to promote standardization and quality;
i.To approve utilization of laboratories, facilities and other equipments of local or foreign entity for the purpose of the Department;
j.To provide for co-operation with any person, international organization or association outside o f Cambodia, having objects similar to those of the Department.
k.To foster and promote the implementation of standards and standardization as a means of advancing the national economy, benefiting the health, safety and welfare of the public.
l.To assist and protect consumers in respect of safety and quality of goods and services; and
m.To co-operate with the local authorities, the industrial, commercial and trading sectors and such other organizations with a view to securing the implementation of the standards.