UL and ICONTEC Sign Agreement to Promote National Safety Standards for Colombia

UL and ICONTEC Sign Agreement to Promote National Safety Standards for Colombia


NORTHBROOK, Illinois, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Underwriters Laboratories Inc., a global safety science leader and standards developer, and the national standards body of Colombia (ICONTEC) have signed an agreement to promote the use of UL Standards in the ongoing development of national standards in Colombia via formalized consulting, communication and information exchange protocols.

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The agreement provides ICONTEC with full access to all UL standards, and encourages the translation, use, and adoption of UL standards within Colombia. In addition, the agreement encourages cooperation and collaboration between UL and ICONTEC on standards development efforts. 

“UL is pleased to be working with ICONTEC to continue to advance our global public safety mission by providing UL Standards within Colombia,” said Phil Piqueira, Vice President, UL Standards. “As the national standards body in Colombia, ICONTEC officials reinforce the importance of cooperation on standards development. UL welcomes the opportunity to have a stronger standards presence in this important country.”

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UL and ICONTEC Sign Agreement to Promote National Safety Standards for Colombia