USTDA's U.S.-Indo-Pacific Standards and Technology Cooperation Program: Call for Workshop Topics
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) recently launched the U.S.-Indo-Pacific Standards and Technology Cooperation Program (STCP), a series of 12 standard workshops to be held in the Indo-Pacific over the next 3 years, together with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is the technical and logistical contractor organizing the workshops on our behalf.
How can you get involved?
The USTDA is actively requesting suggestions from U.S. industry on potential infrastructure standards topics to cover via the Commercial Benefit Questionnaire (CBQ). Workshops could be focused on topics applicable to one country or multiple countries in the region, but should be applicable at a minimum to multiple U.S. companies. Topics might include transportation (aviation, rail, ports), energy (oil and gas, smart grid, etc.), telecommunications/ICT, healthcare and agriculture. Past examples of workshop topics in other regions have included medical device standards, shale gas standards and food safety standards.
If a workshop topic is approved by USTDA, ANSI would handle the venue, marketing to local and U.S. participants, meals and other logistics, and would work with the entities proposing the workshop to develop the workshop content. More information about the program can be found here.
CBQ submissions should be sent to ANSI (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 20, 2019.