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Does Standards Map rank standards? Are certain standards being endorsed as opposed to others?
No. Standards Map does not rank or endorse standards in the database. The tool is a neutral platform providing comprehensive information on the standards’ content, implementation, governance, and market reach.
Is data in Standards Map “downloadable”?
No data is not downladable but a print friendly functionality facilitates the printing and review of information off-line.
Is Standards Map linked and/or related to the other Market Analysis Tools?
Yes, Standards Map is linked to the other ITC Market Analysis Tools.
How will users in the developing world access Standards Map?
Standards Map data available over the web will be specially adapted for users in countries with narrower bandwidth (lower resolution graphics, segmented queries, etc.). In addition, Standards Map data will also be available in a CD ROM version and handbook format to be updated annually.
In what languages is Standards Map be available?
Standards Map is available in English, Spanish and French. We aim to expand the tool to other languages (German, Portuguese, etc.) in 2012.
How often is data captured in Standards Map be updated?
Data is updated on a yearly basis at a minimum, with real time updates for newly released research materials and standard documents.
For further details, please review our Data Protocol file under our Reference Material > Information sources and data availability section.
Why is Standards Map different from the other existing platforms?
Standards Map is a UN-sponsored neutral information repository. The Standards Map database structure is comprehensive yet flexible enough to allow a highly-detailed analysis of standards covering both agricultural and non-agricultural goods and services. Moreover, Standards Map also includes value added materials to help developing world producers, exporters, policymakers, and TSIs better understand the similarities and differences between standards with the aim to improve their overall decision-making process.
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