ANSI announces launch of U.S.-India SCCP.
Press Release Summary:
February 11, 2009 - By boosting cooperation on standards and conformance issues, U.S.-India Standards and Conformance Cooperation Program is designed to improve access for U.S. companies to Indian market and will be carried out by ANSI with funding from USTDA. One primary component of initiative is development of U.S. Standards Directory, which will include specific information on standards, conformity assessment procedures, technical regulations, and trade capacity building opportunities for 5 key sectors.
Original Press Release
ANSI Announces Launch of U.S.-India Standards and Conformance Cooperation Program
Press release date: February 4, 2009
The directory will include specific information on standards, conformity assessment procedures, technical regulations, and trade capacity building opportunities for five key sectors. It is intended to serve as a foundation for a comprehensive directory of market access and market acceptance requirements in the U.S. U.S. Standards and Conformance Workshops
A series of workshops will be sponsored and co-organized by U.S. private-sector organizations. These events are intended to be targeted technical exchanges between small groups of industry stakeholders and will include opportunities to present results of discussion to high-level officials within regulatory and other government agencies. Expansion of StandardsPortal
New features will include: expanded information on the standards and conformance systems in India, a guide to U.S. best practices, a directory of conformance bodies in the U.S., and a directory of U.S. regulatory agencies. The program will be officially launched with ceremonies in New Delhi on February 20, 2009, and in Washington, DC on March 2, 2009. For more information, visit www.StandardsPortal.org/us-indiasccp. Questions can be directed to Elise Owen, ANSI's representative for China and India affairs, (firstname.lastname@example.org; 202-331-3624) or Leslie McDermott, ANSI project coordinator for regional and bilateral affairs (email@example.com; 202-331-3626).