ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Regional Standing Committee - Asia Pacific

The RSC-Asia Pacific (RSC-AP) was created in an effort to broaden the participation of ANSI in the development of policy positions regarding regional standards and conformity assessment activities, and to coordinate U.S. activities, respond to initiatives and advise ANSI on matters relating to the Asia Pacific region.


The mission of the RSC-AP is to develop and maintain strategies and goals for the AP region for the ANSI International Policy Committee (IPC) on an ongoing basis to achieve objectives such as to:

  • Coordinate and lead outreach visits to countries of interest in the region.
  • Play a leading role in encouraging China and other countries in the region to adopt key elements of the US voluntary standards process such as the ANSI cardinal principles of Openness, Balance, Due Process, and Consensus.
  • Develop and coordinate positions for ANSI delegations to Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) meetings and to other policy-level meetings on Asia Pacific standards.
  • Respond to initiatives coming out of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Committee on Trade and Investment Subcommittee on Standards and Conformance related to PASC Standing Committee issues, the ASEAN Consultative Committee for Standards and Quality (ACCSQ), and the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT).
  • Work with the U.S Department of Commerce including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the International Trade Administration (ITA) and other governmental agencies on standards and conformity assessment issues impacting the region.
  • Support the US Government on trade-related standards and conformity assessment matters impacting the region.
  • Identify experts who are able to represent ANSI at pertinent Asia-Pacific meetings and conferences.
  • Coordinate ANSI positions with other ISO and IEC national standards bodies in the region.
  • Provide outreach and training tools to countries of interest in the region

Members and Officers


Pete Demarco

Jessica Roop
Manager – International Policy – Regional and Bilateral Programs

Organizational Structure

Meeting Calendar

The RSC-AP typically meets two to four times per year in live and teleconference meetings.

Document Library

The RSC-AP Document Library contains information available only to registered RSC-AP members. It requires a username and password to use.

 More information about document access.

Membership in ANSI

If not already a member of ANSI, please follow these links to:

The five APEC-SCSC recognized Specialist Regional Bodies (SRBs):

Staff Contacts

Jessica Roop
Manager – International Policy – Regional and Bilateral Programs
Tel: 202.331.3622
Fax: 202.293.9287

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