Roger Muse is director of sales and marketing for the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ACLASS and ANAB, Arlington, VA). Muse presented the topic at the 2008 Quality Measurement Conference. For more information, call (703) 351-9139, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.aclasscorp.com and www.anab.org.
The World Trade Organization announced in April its prediction that global export trade will approach $16.75 trillion this year. A key factor in the rampant evolution of global markets has been the acceptance of international standards and compliance programs that facilitate the movement of goods and services across national borders.