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Office of Standards and Investment Policy (OSIP)

The Office of Standards and Investment Policy contributes to the Formulation of Standards and Investment Policy with the Goal of Improving Market Access for U.S. Industry.

What We Do For You:

The Office of Standards & Investment Policy (OSIP) serves as the International Trade Administration’s principal policy advisor on standards and investment.

  • OSIP participates in key international negotiations and policy initiatives, conducts analysis, policy development and outreach activities on standards and investment policy to help ensure sound policy and competitive environments for U.S. industry.
  • OSIP leads in standards-related policy issues including those related to the standards development process, barriers to market access, and capacity building, and serves as the liaison to the American National Standards Institute, Standards Development Organizations, and DOC’s National Institute of Standards and Technology.
  • In investment, OSIP is responsible for ensuring that non-conforming measures and other compliance issues do not negatively affect the competitiveness of U.S. industry.
  • OSIP coordinates the Department’s input into the work program and negotiations of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to help ensure that U.S. industry interests are fully represented.