Standards

CLDP provides support to government attorneys, civil servants, authorities for trade, regulations and standards and relevant private sector stakeholders to promote greater understanding of the relevant standards and conformity assessment processes in the U.S. and foreign countries.

In coordination with partner organizations, CLDP designs programs that present an overview of the U.S. Standards setting system, TBT Enquiry point and notification review through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the function of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as well as the operation and purpose of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Energy and the American Society for Quality in setting and maintaining quality and consistent standards. In response to specific requests by foreign governments, CLDP organizes meetings between government officials and product associations in a given industry to address specific product standards questions.

CLDP in Action

June 28, 2016 - July 1, 2016

CLDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the Ministry of Agriculture, supported the travel of the Government of Ukraine (GOU) delegation to the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Committee Meeting to take place on June 28 -July 1, 2016 at WTO Secretariat, Geneva. The GOU delegation consisted of one Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and one Ministry of Agriculture of Ukraine officials. They attended the SPS Committee meeting and participate in bilateral negotiations with the U.S. and other delegations.