Maintaining our international competitiveness: the importance of standards and conformity assessment on industry : hearing before the Subcommittee on Technology of the Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, first session, June 29, 1995, Volume 4
U.S. G.P.O., 1995 - Business & Economics - 140 pages
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