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Standards and Competitiveness: Coordinating for Results (pdf)

Standards and Competitiveness

The Office of Standards and Investment Policy Standards Team leads ITA 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. Areas of coverage include:

In working towards ITA's mission, OSIP actively engages private sector stakeholders - including individual companies, industry and trade associations, and standards developing organizations - as well as pertinent U.S. government agencies and foreign regulators.

Standards News and Upcoming Events

APEC-ASEAN Conference on Green Building: September 11-13, 2011; Singapore

APEC Conference on Aligning Energy Efficiency Regulations for ICT Projects: September 12, 2011; San Francisco

APEC Conference on the Implementation of Energy Management Standardization: September 13-14, 2011; San Francisco

APEC Conference on Trade Impacts of Standards and Conformity Assessment for Solar Technologies: September 15-16, 2011; San Francisco

APEC Workshop on Ensuring Photovoltaic (PV) Reliability and Durability: October 12-13, 2011; Taipei