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ANSI Chosen to Conduct Newest Phase of USTDA’s U.S.-China Standards and Conformity Assessment Cooperation Program

New York, Jul 01, 2013

Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to fostering Sino-American cooperation to facilitate trade, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will conduct Phase III of the successful U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) initiative, the U.S.-China Standards and Conformity Assessment Cooperation Program. The USTDA helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies.

Under the initiative, ANSI will organize 20 seminars and workshops over the next three years, covering a wide range of sectoral topics related to the standards, conformity assessment programs, and technical regulations that impact U.S. and Chinese industry.

The initiative will complement ANSI’s existing China program and build on past successes achieved through the Manufacturer Member Roundtable and other endeavors. Topics for the events will be selected in coordination with relevant industry associations, and interested organizations are encouraged to contact ANSI to suggest future topics or express interest in participating.

The U.S.-China Standards and Conformity Assessment Cooperation Program has provided a vehicle for U.S. and Chinese industry partners to address standards-related issues since 2006, with the U.S. National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) providing support for the first two phases of work.

“Opportunities for open dialogue between the U.S. and China are critical to facilitating smoother market access for global companies and encouraging industry participation in standardization activities,” said ANSI president and CEO S. Joe Bhatia. “ANSI is honored to continue our working relationship with USTDA on this important initiative.”

For more information about the project, please contact Leslie McDermott, ANSI senior manager for international development, at

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