El Rol de la AWPA en las Normas y Códigos Nacionales e Internacionales

IRG/WP 08-20389

C McCown

AWPA Standards for treated wood products are recognized around the World in building codes and architectural specifications. Standardization is important in the global marketplace because it leads to increased safety, reliability, and efficiency. Consumers have a profound awareness of and preference for standardized products, even though businesses sometimes ignore them. Historically, market failure and excessive government intervention may occur after companies withdraw from the standardization process. The reduction of trade barriers throughout the Americas has created an opportunity for harmonized standardization of treated wood products and practices for North, Central and South America, leading to reduced market fragmentation and increased consumer confidence.

Keywords: AWPA, standards, markets

Conference: 08-11-30/12-02 Flamingo Beach, Costa Rica

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