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Upcoming Standards Alliance Events

East African Community: Workshop on Notifications and Public Consultation

In conjunction with the Eastern African Trade Hub, a USAID-sponsored project, the Standards Alliance co-hosted a workshop with the East African Community (EAC) August 6-8 in Arusha, Tanzania. The 3-day event addressed notification requirements under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement, including the recent launch of NotifyKenyaTBT, an electronic notification system modeled off the U.S. system Notify U.S.

Participants also exchanged best practices for public consultation in the regulatory and standards development process. EAC participants included representatives from each country’s national standards body, foreign affairs and international trade ministries, and private sector trade associations. The U.S. delegation consisted of representatives from the Office of Management and Budget -- Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, ANSI, and ANSI members ASTM International and the International Association for Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).




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