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Standards and Trade

Acknowledging the importance that standards can play in contributing to socio-economic development and environmental sustainability, INBAR has played a leading role in bamboo and rattan standardisation since its establishment in 1997.

INBAR’s works on standards and trade focuses on providing support at both the national and international level.

Nationally, INBAR’s work on assessing and developing Voluntary Guideline Standards is helping to inform local authorities to develop their own standards for bamboo and rattan management and utilization.

Internationally, INBAR works with International Standard Organization (ISO) and the World Custom Organization (WCO) to support development of international standards and harmonised system custom codes, enabling the development of international norms and better trade data and statistics.

Partners

ISO TC 296 – Bamboo and Rattan

ISO TC 165 – Timber structures

ISO TC 89 – Wood based panels

WCO

Resource

The latest publications by INBAR Technical Advisory Committee can be accessed below:

– Design Guide for Engineered Bahareque Housing (links coming soon)

– Bamboo Test-Kit-In-A-Back Pack (User’s Manual) (links coming soon)

– Grading of Bamboo (links coming soon)