ANSI has built long-standing relationships with standards bodies and governmental entities around the globe and continually works to strengthen those connections, engage with new trading partners, and increase opportunities for U.S. industry and government.
Together with the USNC/IEC, the German Institute for Standardization (DIN), and the German Commission for Electrotechnical, Electronic, and Information Technologies of DIN and VDE (DKE), ANSI co-hosted the 2023 U.S.-German Standards Panel in Washington, DC. The hybrid event featured discussions on priorities and actions related to digital transformation and smart standards, climate change, artificial intelligence, and the U.S. and European standards strategies, as summarized in a report published by ANSI.
Continuing a 25-year dialogue, ANSI leadership met with counterparts from the European Standards Organizations (ESOs) in Brussels in 2023 to share perspectives, identify opportunities to cooperate on mutual priorities, and develop strategies for U.S-EU trade and competitiveness. With all the changes happening in the international standards landscape, it's more critical than ever that ANSI maintains its connections with ESO leadership and promotes the value of an open standards process aligned with WTO principles.
On the other side of the globe, ANSI and the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) co-hosted the 2023 Korea-U.S. Standards Forum for the third time since 2021 for discussions of standards strategies and activities in the U.S. and Korea related to artificial intelligence, semiconductors, quantum technology, autonomous vehicles, and carbon neutrality. Held in Seoul with hybrid participation this year, the event established a platform for leaders and experts from both countries to enhance mutual understanding, exchange expertise and best practices, and foster cooperation.