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International Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) 15 – Standards and Technical Trade Barriers For more information: 
Trade Agreements Negotiations and Compliance (TANC) – A team of experts ready to investigate trade barriers. For more information: 

Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) An MDCP award establishes a partnership between ITA and non-profit industry groups like trade associations and standards-developing organizations.  Learn more about the MDCP here. 

U.S. and EU Trade and Technology Council (USEUTTC) The USEUTTC coordinates approaches to key global trade, economic, and technology issues. Learn more about USEUTTC here.

Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) The United States is proud to work with 13 diverse partner countries representing 40 percent of global GDP and 28 percent of global goods and services trade.  Learn more about IPEF here


National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology (NSSCET) For more information National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology

Standards and Regulations Measuring Link to Goods Trade [498KB]

NIST is your pathway to standards information. The NIST Standards Coordination Office provides tools, programs, services, and educational resources about documentary standards and conformity assessment.

Eping is a free, web-based information service managed and operated by Commerce’s National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). To receive updates and review proposed technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures, sign up for Eping alerts.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources

Small Business Development Centers are found across the United States.

The SBA’s resource to help small businesses export.

SBA’s resource to be informed about import and export laws and regulations.


American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ANSI is the private sector coordinator of the U.S. Standards system. For more information:

Standards Alliance. For more information:

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) For more information:

Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity (APEP) The Americas Partnership is a framework for regional cooperation to foster regional competitiveness, resilience, shared prosperity, and inclusive and sustainable investment. Learn more about APEP here.

Asia-Pacific Economic Council (APEC) Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC)  APEC has recently published a background paper, written by OSIP Standards exports, that explores the potential for APEC economies to implement innovative technologies to aid the measurement of atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the associated protocols for their adoption. For more information: