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NIST Seeks Input for Standards in Trade Workshops


New York, Aug 30, 2004

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is inviting the extended standards and conformity assessment community to submit recommendations for its Standards in Trade Workshops program. Suggestions should cover specific sectors and targeted countries or regions of the world where training in the U.S. system of standards development, conformity assessment, and metrology may facilitate trade. Due to limited resources and a restricted number of workshops that NIST can offer, NIST will consider recommendations in the context of which workshops would be most useful to intended audiences.

A major objective of the SIT Workshops is to provide training and familiarize foreign standards officials with U.S. technology and practices in metrology, standardization and conformity assessment. Additional workshop goals are to describe and understand the roles of the U.S. Government and the private sector in developing and implementing standards, and to develop professional contacts as a basis for strengthening technical ties and enhancing trade. Prospective workshops may be scheduled for one or two-week periods and cost-sharing offers [with NIST] are encouraged.

All recommendations must be submitted by September 10, 2004. For more information, please contact Libby Gomez at the NIST Standards Services Division at (301) 975-3089 or elisabeth.gomez@nist.gov. Additional information about the NIST Standards in Trade Workshops is available online. The SIT Workshops are a major activity of the Global Standards and Information Group (GSIG).

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