The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as part of its commitment to facilitate an open dialogue between the U.S. and China on standards and conformity assessment for greater market access, and as an effort to implement Phase V of the U.S.-China Standards and Conformity Assessment Cooperation Program (SCACP), is seeking industry member feedback. ANSI is currently seeking submissions from industry members to address pressing related industry concerns and commercial opportunities that are impacting the wellbeing of the standardization community.
In 2018, ANSI was awarded a contract by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to implement Phase V of the U.S.-China Standards and Conformity Assessment Cooperation Program (SCACP). ANSI was previously chosen by USTDA to implement Phase III and IV of the SCACP. ANSI members and other private sector experts who participated in the previous phases of the U.S.-China SCACP witnessed successes in sectors ranging from healthcare and medical technology, green buildings, and environmental technology among others.
U.S.-China Standards and Conformity Assessment Cooperation Program (SCACP) Approach and Objective
To build upon the success achieved in phases three and four, the fifth phase of the initiative strives to continue to help companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. As has been the case in past phases, ANSI and co-sponsoring organizations will organize seminars, workshops, training and cooperation sessions to inform policymakers and industry members of the latest issues related to standards and conformity assessment that impact U.S. and Chinese sectors.
General Submission Guidelines
ANSI welcomes feedback and workshop proposals for topics that may be addressed in relationship-building and knowledge sharing of best practices with Chinese counterparts. In order to receive priority consideration for workshops held in 2019, submissions should be received through [email protected] no later than February 28, 2019, Noon (EDT). Later submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.
In preparing a proposal, interested members should consider the following guidelines. The topic(s) shall:
- Demonstrate a time-sensitivity of an issue that impacts mutual economic and commercial benefits, including export opportunities for U.S. goods and services;
- Translate a problem and its intended impact on areas that represent the greatest opportunity for growth in U.S. exports;
- Enable U.S.-China technical cooperation in the area of standards, technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures;
- Focus on a common concern(s) that impacts a large business community domestically and globally.
The workshop proposal form and other information can be found on the program website.
All other questions or feedback can be directed to [email protected].