Regionally, ANSI is the U.S. representative to the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC), a recognized body (i.e,. a Specialist Regional Body) of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). PASC is a cooperative forum that promotes coordination of policies and positions for standardization in the Asia Pacific region so that they may be more effectively advanced in international standards organizations such as ISO and IEC. Through PASC, ANSI advances policy positions and initiatives that support the U.S. agenda in this region (e.g. trade, energy, environment, etc.). ANSI members also have a unique opportunity to participate in the U.S. delegation to PASC, a valuable networking opportunity in which companies and organizations interact with leaders from over 20 countries in the region.
In addition to regional engagement, ANSI also coordinates with country-specific and bilateral activities in the region. ANSI holds three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with countries in the Indo-Pacific region, including the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI), and the Vietnam Directorate for Standards and Quality (STAMEQ).