Standards Alliance

Launched in in 2013, the USAID-ANSI Standards Alliance is a multiyear public-private partnership that intends to assist developing countries to effectively implement their commitments under the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) agreement.

USAID-ANSI Standards Allaince

A standards Alliance GDA with the American national Standards institute (ANSI) will improve the capacity of developing countries to implement their commitments under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) agreement. The TBT agreement focuses on ensuring that technical regulations, standards, testing, and certification procedures do not create unnecessary obstacle to trade. The ANSI-USAID Standards Alliance will partner with developing nations, in a variety of regions and representing different levels of economic development, on training and other capacity building activities over a three-year period. This partnership is expected to bolster understanding of WTO TBT principles, encourage transparency in the development and alteration of technical regulations, and improve implementation of the TBT Agreement’s Code of Good Practice for the Preparation, Adoption and Application of Standards, with the larger goal of promoting trade and economic development.

Partners

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

    Development Consulting
    Staff size: 51-100

    The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has served in its capacity as administrator and coordinator of the United States private sector voluntary standardization system for more than 90...

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Key Information

LocationWorldwide
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2018
  • ValueUSD 1.6 Million
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