The Standards Alliance is a public-private partnership between ANSI and USAID, which was announced by USAID in November 2012 as a funding facility designed to provide capacity-building assistance to developing countries, specifically related to implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement.
The main objectives of the program included:
- Increased understanding of WTO TBT principles
- Implementation of the Code of Good Practice for the Preparation, Adoption and Application of Standards
- Improved transparency in the development and/or modification of technical regulations
- More robust and transparent engagement with the private sector in standards development and use
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