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.
|Value||USD 1.6 Million|