Guatemala Does not Apply International Units System
There is little compliance in spite of the fact that the National Quality Act, which enshrines its mandatory adoption in the country, has been in effect since 2006.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Juan Alberto Hernández, director of the National Quality System, noted that the country is usually uses, hands, bunches, pounds, gallons and even truckloads as purchase units.
The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture in Panama has expressed concern over the effects of the forthcoming entry into force of the FTA with the U.S. in an agricultural sector which has no investment incentives.
A change in weights and measurements to the metric system will be implemented from October in various supermarkets throughout the country.
As of April 1, rules will take effect that include greater oversight of the accounts of public officials and cash transactions, among others.
The Guatemala Office of Accreditation (OGA) could operate on an international scale with the formulas or procedures of laboratories, improving competitiveness of local products.
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