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2017


ANSI Highlights Standards Alliance West Africa Orientation Visit
October 16, 2017
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), through its public-private partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) called the Standards Alliance, organized a four-day training activity in Washington, DC, from October 10-13, 2017.

Standards Alliance Workshop Highlights Best Practices in Chemicals Regulation
September 28, 2017
On August 22-23, 2017, the Standards Alliance, in partnership with the American Chemistry Council (ACC), organized a workshop, "Sharing Best Practices in Chemical Regulations," during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Standards Alliance and Commerce Department Organize Vietnamese Delegation Visit to the U.S.
September 20, 2017
On September 11-15, 2017, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), through its public-private partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) called the Standards Alliance, together with the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) and the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) organized a delegation visit focused on the U.S. auto industry in Washington, DC, Columbus, OH, and Detroit, MI.

Standards Alliance Organizes Workshop on Using the Mozambique National Quality Policy to Promote Trade and Investment
August 17, 2017
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), through its public-private partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) called the Standards Alliance, organized a one-day workshop in Maputo, Mozambique, on August 10.

USTR Report Highlights ANSI, Standards Alliance’s Successful Work to Reduce Trade Barriers, Support U.S. Business
June 9, 2017
A recent fact sheet from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) highlights the successful work of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Alliance in supporting recent success stories related to reducing technical barriers to trade.

Standards Alliance Organizes Workshop on Regulatory Impact Analysis in Zambia
May 5, 2017
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), through its public-private partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) called the Standards Alliance, organized a two-day workshop in Lusaka, Zambia, on April 24-25.

Standards Alliance Organizes Three-Part Workshop Roadshow in West Africa
April 12, 2017
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), through its public-private partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) called the Standards Alliance, organized a three-part workshop series in West Africa on March 31 – April 5, 2017.

Standards Alliance Hosts Indonesia Workshop on Key Aspects of Good Regulatory Practice
March 29, 2017
On March 15-16, 2017, the Standards Alliance, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta and the Indonesian Ministry of Trade (MOT), held a two-day workshop entitled “Key Aspects of Good Regulatory Practice (GRP): Tools to Effectively Achieve Policy Goals ” in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Standards Alliance and Department of Commerce Organize Andean-Mexican Delegation Visit to the U.S.
January 9, 2017
On December 4-10, 2016, the Standards Alliance, together with the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) and the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) collaborated a detailed autos delegation visit to Washington, D.C, Detroit, MI, and Corinth, MS.

Standards Alliance Organizes Ghana Delegation Visit Highlighting Textiles and Apparel
January 3, 2017
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), through its public-private partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) known as the Standards Alliance, organized two days of standards-related events in Washington, D.C., as part of a delegation visit to the United States for members of the Ghanaian textiles and apparel industry.

2016


Standards Alliance Organizes Uganda Workshop on Ethanol Standards
December 01, 2016
The American National Standards Institute(ANSI), through its public-private partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) called the Standards Alliance, organized an ethanol standards workshop in Kampala, Uganda on November 15.

Standards Alliance Workshop Focuses on Automotive Standards and Regulations in the Americas
May 10, 2016
In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) and the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), the Standards Alliance—a public-private partnership between the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)—recently organized a one-day workshop entitled “Automotive Standards and Regulations in the Americas” in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Standards Alliance Organizes Workshop on World Trade Organization Agreements
May 3, 2016
On March 21-22, 2016, the East African Community (EAC), the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the USAID East African Trade and Investment Hub, and the Standards Alliance held the “U.S.-EAC Public-Private Sector Workshop on World Trade Organization (WTO) Transparency Requirements and Procedures on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)” in Nairobi, Kenya.

Standards Alliance Symposium in Mexico Enhances Regulator Expertise on WTO Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement
February 24, 2016
The Standards Alliance, a public-private partnership between the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), recently hosted a conference, “High Level Symposium to Enhance Regulator Expertise on the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade,” in conjunction with the Secretariat of Economy of Mexico (SE) on February 9-10 in Mexico City.

ANSI Announces Standards Alliance Support for Trade Africa
February 22, 2016
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is pleased to announce an expansion of the Standards Alliance, ANSI’s public-private partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that provides technical assistance to developing countries specifically related to implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement.

Standards Alliance Hosts Orientation Visit to Washington, DC, for 16 Colombian Officials
January 26, 2016
The Standards Alliance, a public-private partnership between the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), recently hosted a delegation of Colombian officials, including key representatives of the trade ministry, national standards bodies, accreditation bodies, regulators, and the private sector, at ANSI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

2015


ANSI Partners With Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves on Standards Alliance Training in Ghana
December 7, 2015
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently partnered with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to organize Standards Alliance training in Accra, Ghana. The Standards Alliance is a public-private partnership between ANSI and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Its overall mission is to support implementation of the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement in developing countries.

ANSI Publishes Standards Alliance Year-Two Report; Kicks off Year Three with Call for Proposals
October 21, 2015
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently completed year two of its public-private partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) called the Standards Alliance. This milestone is marked with the publication of an annual report highlighting the activities and accomplishments during the 2014-2015 timeframe. This and previous annual reports are available on the program website.

Standards Alliance Brings Together ANSI Members and 15 Countries in Southern Africa for Exchange on Good Regulatory Practice
June 18, 2015
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently partnered with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Southern African Trade Hub to carry out the “U.S.-Southern African Development Community Exchange on Good Regulatory Practice (GRP).” An activity of the ANSI-USAID Standards Alliance, the exchange took place June 1-2, 2015, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Standards Alliance Holds Conference on Technical Barriers to Trade in Colombia
U.S. and Colombian Experts Discuss Best Practices for Standardization
May 26 2015
As part of its work under the Standards Alliance program, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently partnered with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Facilitando Comercio – in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MinCIT) and the national standards body of Colombia, ICONTEC – to carry out a May 12-13 workshop in Bogota on the World Trade Organization (WTO) Code of Good Practice for the Preparation, Adoption and Application of Standards.

Standards Alliance Connects U.S. and Southern African Countries on Effective Participation in ISO
May 25 2015
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently partnered with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Southern African Trade Hub to carry out training in Maseru, Lesotho, under the ANSI-USAID Standards Alliance initiative. The 3-day event involved participants from the U.S., Malawi, Zambia, and Lesotho and focused on International Organization for Standardization (ISO) national mirror committees.

U.S.-Regulatory Cooperation: Fact Sheet
Regulatory cooperation can increase economic growth in each country; lower costs for consumers, businesses, producers, and governments; increase trade in goods and services across our borders; and improve our ability to protect the environment, health, and safety of our citizens.

2014


Good Regulatory Practices and Trilateral North American Cooperation Discussed at Standards Alliance Conference in Mexico
December 22, 2014
On December 10-11, 2014, the Standards Alliance, a public-private partnership between the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), co-hosted a conference in Mexico City in conjunction with Mexico’s Secretariat of Economy (SE) and Federal Regulatory Improvement Commission (COFEMER) and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).

Standards Alliance Workshop in Lima Focuses on Regulatory Decision-Making in the U.S. and Peru
New York December 8, 2014
On October 29-30, 2014, the Standards Alliance, a public-private partnership between the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), co-hosted a workshop in Lima, Peru, with the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Tourism (MINCETUR).

ANSI Co-hosts Conformity Assessment Workshop for Latin American Standardization Representatives
New York December 3, 2014
As part of its work under the Standards Alliance program, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – in collaboration with the General Bureau of Standards of the Mexican Ministry of Economy (DGN) and the Pan-American Standards Commission (COPANT) – organized a November 3-7 workshop at the Mexican Entity of Accreditation (EMA) in Mexico City on best practices in conformity assessment.

Deadline Extended: Proposals for Standards Alliance Activities Accepted through November 30
New York November 7, 2014
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has extended the submission deadline for proposals for training and other activities to be conducted under the ANSI–U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) initiative the Standards Alliance.

White House and U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Highlight Work of Standards Alliance
New York September 19, 2014
The White House recently issued an official Fact Sheet on the August 4-6, 2014, U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that highlights the expanding work carried out by the Standards Alliance in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Standards Alliance Enables ANSI Member Cooperation with the East African Community
New York September 17, 2014
The Standards Alliance, a public-private partnership between the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), co-hosted a workshop with the East African Community (EAC), an intergovernmental organization consisting of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, August 6-8 in Arusha, Tanzania

ANSI Invites Proposals for Activities to be Conducted under the Standards Alliance
New York September 3, 2014
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites interested parties to submit proposals for training and other activities to be conducted under the ANSI–U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) initiative the Standards Alliance.

NIST Brings ASEAN Leaders Together to Focuses on Standards and Conformity Assessment
From NIST Tech Beat: April 22, 2014
On March 24-27, 2014, leaders in standards and conformity assessment from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) came to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md., for intensive training sessions on U.S. standards and conformity assessment principles and practices affecting electrical and electronic equipment.

ANSI Signs MoU in Support of Increased U.S.-Africa Cooperation on Standards and Conformity Assessment
New York March 13, 2014
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the African Organization for Standardization (ARSO) recently finalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that is designed to bolster cooperation between the two organizations in connection with both existing and new initiatives.

Standards Alliance Brings Southern African Delegation to Washington for Capacity-Building Activities
New York March 10, 2014
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) initiative the Standards Alliance recently coordinated a visit to the U.S. by a delegation from three Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries – Lesotho, Malawi, and Zambia.

2013


IAPMO Partners with USAID Standards Alliance to Help Bring Plumbing Code to Indonesia
Ontario, Calif. October 3, 2013
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®), in collaboration with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has received a $204,880 grant as part of a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Standards Alliance project to assist officials in Indonesia in adopting, implementing and enforcing a plumbing code.

NEMA Announces Release of Spanish-translated Technical Documents, Website
October 1, 2013
In an effort to improve the understanding of safe and reliable electrical systems and components in Latin American countries, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has translated into Spanish several NEMA electrical standards and other technical documents, which are now available on the association’s Spanish standards webpage, Normas en Español.

Standards Alliance Events in Peru Focus on Best Practices in Standardization and Regulation
New York August 13, 2013
Building upon the strong bilateral cooperation established between the U.S. and Peru through agreements and arrangements such as the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement and TransPacific Partnership, standardization workshops were held last week in the Peruvian cities of Lima and Arequipa

United States and Peru Co-Host Workshops to Promote Trade and Investment through Best Practices in Standardization and Regulation
August 10, 2013
Lima, Peru – This week, the United States and Peru co-hosted two one-day workshops entitled “Best Practices in the Standardization and Regulation Experiences in the United States and Peru,” in Lima and Arequipa on August 6 and 8, respectively. The workshops were designed to promote transparent, predictable, and effective regulatory practices that will encourage enhanced bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. .

USAID and ANSI Announce Standards Alliance, New Public-Private Partnership to Assist Developing Countries with WTO TBT Compliance
New York June 24, 2013
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently agreed to collaborate on a new, multiyear public-private partnership intended to assist developing countries in effectively implementing their commitments under the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) agreement. USAID and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) first announced the program in November 2012 as a new funding facility focused on providing developing economies with concrete assistance related to capacity building.

White House Fact Sheet on U.S.-Peru Economic Relations
June 11, 2013
The United States and Peru share a strong commitment to expanding economic growth, job creation and inclusion through integration into global markets. Our close cooperation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiation and our high standard United States – Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (the Agreement) are recent examples of efforts to strengthen trade and investment ties bilaterally and to expand economic links between the Americas and growing markets of the Pacific Rim. Additionally, Peru is a partner in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and the Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas initiative.