In order to advance ANSI’s mission as the voice of the U.S. standards and conformance systems, the Institute is committed to advancing public-private partnerships that advance health, safety, and economic prosperity. ANSI supports international development initiatives as a key component of this goal, and frequently leads or participates in initiatives around the world to advance U.S. interests and policy.
Leveraging its international responsibilities and experience, ANSI’s International Policy division operates a robust portfolio of technical assistance and capacity building programs focused on supporting international best practices related to standards and conformity assessment. These development activities are often geared towards assisting developing countries through capacity building, promoting the adoption of international best practices, and promoting the U.S. standardization principles of consensus, due process, and transparency – particularly when altering or developing national technical regulations. The team often works with governmental and non-governmental partners to organize and implement workshops/trainings in the partner countries.
ANSI's international development programs cover a wide variety of regions: Central and South America, Africa, Middle East, Asia,
and the Indo-Pacific