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The International Policy Advisory Group (IPAG)

The IPAG provides views and proposes policies regarding regional and international standards and conformity assessment issues.

IPAG Overview

Examples of Initiatives within IPAG's Jurisdiction

The International Policy Advisory Group provides views and proposes policies regarding regional and international standards and conformity assessment issues, including related public policy issues. The IPAG responds to requests for input from time to time from the Board, Executive Committee, Committees of ANSI, Forums and other PAGs. The IPAG reports to the Executive Committee of the ANSI Board of Directors.

  • U.S. positions on the ISO/IEC/ITU-I World Standards Cooperation (WSC), as a result of coordination with and input from the AIC and the USNC;
  • ANSI’s international and global outreach to promote U.S. standardization principles and solutions;
  • Strategies, identification and advancement of U.S. persons into international and regional leadership positions except as otherwise delegated by the ANSI Board of Directors to another body;
  • Ensuring that ANSI’s efforts in both IEC and ISO related to global relevancy of international standards are coordinated to the extent possible and that support for these efforts is advanced in the regional fora;
  • Standards and conformity assessment and their relationships to international trade and the WTO;
  • Private and public sector cooperation on U.S. strategies regarding international and regional standards and conformity assessment.

Members and Officers

Membership in the IPAG, is open to all interested ANSI members. Each such member is entitled to a single vote on the PAG. In addition, IPAG members are not acting in a fiduciary capacity but they must act in accordance with ANSI's Code of Conduct at all times.

IPAG officers include:

IPAG Chair

Philip Piquiera,
Vice President of Standards, UL

Organizational Structure

 Operating Procedures of the International Policy Advisory Group (IPAG)

Meeting Calendar

The group will likely meet 2 times per year.

 Schedule of upcoming meetings

[Note: Please enter either International Policy Advisory Group or IPAG, the Key Word search field in the ANSI Online calendar of events.]

Document Library

The ANSI IPAG Document Library contains information available only to registered IPAG members. It requires a username and password to use.

 More information about document access.

Membership in ANSI

If you are not already a member of ANSI, please visit:

 Benefits of ANSI membership.

 Obtain an ANSI membership application.

Staff Contact

Steven P. Cornish
Senior Director - International Policy and Strategy
Phone: 212 642 4969
scornish@ansi.org

Note to Readers Regarding Revisions to ANSI By-Laws

Please note that this Web page has been updated based on revisions to the ANSI By-Laws, which are effective as of January 1, 2020. ANSI is continuing to review all pages on its Website to assure that they correctly reflect and harmonize with the organizational and procedural changes made in the 2020 By-Laws. Please check the [ 2020 By-Laws ] and continued updates to the ANSI site for the most current information concerning the procedures followed by ANSI’s committees, boards, forums and other groups.

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