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U.S.-Gulf Conference on Good Regulatory Practices (GRP) and Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA)

On April 24-26, 2017, the Standards Alliance in partnership with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) held a 3-day workshop entitled “U.S.-Gulf Conference on Good Regulatory Practice and Regulatory Impact Assessment” in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The workshop was originally proposed by Nabil Molla, secretary general of GSO, to provide an opportunity for U.S.-GSO cooperation and strategic exchange. In order to maximize impact in the region, 2 participants from the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization were also invited to the workshop. Topics of focus included: GRP principles, use of international standards and conformity assessment procedures, scientific and evidence-based rulemaking, regulatory impact assessment (RIA), public consultation and advancements in E-rulemaking and best practices for regulatory cooperation.

More than 45 participants representing public and private sector organizations in the gulf region attended the workshop including, the Saudi Standards, Quality and Metrology Organization, (SASO) Saudi Food and Drug Authority, Alsafi Danone Co.Ltd, Emirates Authority For Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) among others. Speakers from U.S. represented the USTR, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB-OIRA), ASTM International, Intertek, Red Wing Shoe Company, American Chemical Council (ACC), Procter & Gamble.


U.S.-Gulf Conference on Good Regulatory Practices