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Good Regulatory Practices and Trilateral North American Cooperation Discussed at Standards Alliance Conference in Mexico

12/22/2014
ANSI News

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico E. Anthony Wayne also provided keynote remarks, speaking about the role that regulatory cooperation plays in the growth of North American economies. "Our three governments consider regulatory cooperation as a priority and an area where we believe we can make meaningful progress," said Ambassador Wayne. "In fact, Mexico and Canada are the only two countries with whom the United States has formal Regulatory Cooperation Councils - the U.S.-Mexico High Level Regulatory Cooperation Council (HLRCC) and the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC). And because of its importance to our trade relationship, regulatory cooperation has been identified as a priority in two additional important fora - both the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue and the trilateral North American Leaders' Summit."

Speaking at the end of the conference, Joseph Tretler, Jr., ANSI vice president for international policy, summed up the discussions by stating, "It is clear that the United States, Canada, and Mexico are global leaders in the area of good regulatory practices and have the opportunity to strengthen our trilateral cooperation in existing fora to the benefit of industry and citizens throughout North America."

Workshop materials are available online, including the agenda, presentations, and photos.

Mexico is a key partner in the Standards Alliance, which focuses on implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement. In addition to this conference, future activities will be conducted according to the work plan available on the Standards Alliance website. For more information or questions, please contact standardsalliance@ansi.org.

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