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

July 18, 2017 - July 19, 2017

The­­ U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) hosted a 2-day workshop on July 18 and 19 in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to provide guidance to the Argentinian Ministry of Mines and Energy with the offshore leasing process.