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MEXICO-CANADA-USA WORKSHOP

Mexico-Canada-USA Workshop April 20-21 2020

THIS WORKSHOP POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Mexico-Canada-USA Workshop will be rescheduled at a later date

MEXICO-CANADA-USA WORKSHOP
ON FACILITATING TRADE THROUGH STANDARDS AND
CONFORMANCE / ROLE IN ACADEMIA/EDUCATION

April 20-21, 2020
(draft agenda as of 03/04/2020)

Hosted by the Dirección General de Normas (DGN) of the Ministry of Economy
Pachuca 189, Col. Condesa, Demarcación Territorial Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México

 

Monday April 20, 2020  
Focus on Standards in Academia/Education and Young Professionals

Time

Subject

Presenter

13:30

Registration and Networking

14:00

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Introduction to the Workshop: Purpose and Objectives

MEX speaker 

 

14:20

 

Perspectives and experiences on engagement with academia and young professionals in standardization and conformity assessment

Mr. Juan Carlos Rivera, DGN

 

14:30
 


 

México
1. Mexico´s experience on IEC Young Professional Program
2. Mexican vision to include the concepts of quality infrastructure in school education programs


Mr. Juan Manuel Rosales Salazar (to confirm)
Dra. Flor Mónica (UNAM)

15:00


 

Canada
Standards Council of Canada’s modernized Member Program and efforts to reinvigorate Canada’s standardization system


Mr. Alec Clark, SCC

 

15:30

Break

15:45

 

United States
1. NIST programs supporting standards education
2. Programs offered by US standards organizations

 

Mr. Erik Puskar, NIST
Mr. Monte Bogatz, IAPMO (representing ANSI)

16:15

 

 

Perspectives and experiences on recruitment and engagement with academia and young professionals

Success stories (may include academics, standards bodies, industry, and student or young professionals). 

Mr. Juan Carlos Rivera plus various speakers and audience participation

 

17:15

Call to action and closing remarks

Mr. Juan Carlos Rivera, DGN

17:30

Workshop Close

 

Tuesday April 21, 2020
Focus on Facilitating Trade through Standards and Conformance

Time

Subject

Presenter

8:30

Registration and Networking

9:00



 

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

 



 

MEX official

Mr. Joe Laroski, DAS for Policy Negotiations, Commerce Dept.

CAN official

9:20
 

Introduction to the Workshop: Purpose and Objectives

Master of Ceremony
 

9:30 – 10:15
 

Mexico’s new Quality Infrastructure law

Question and discussion period

 

Mr. Alfonso Guati Rojo Sánchez, General Director, DGN
 

10:15 - 10:30

Break

10:30 – 12:00

 

 

 

Overview of each country’s standards and conformance systems as it relates to trade

  1. Conformity assessment approach in México
  2. Conformity assessment approach in the US
  3. Conformity assessment approach in Canada
  4. Question and discussion period

MC/Moderator


DGN representative
Mr. Gordon Gillerman, NIST
Mr. Stephen Head, SCC

 

12:15 – 13:45

 

 

 

Overview of the new T-MEC/USMCA/CUSMA Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Chapter:

  1. Overview of key provisions
  2. Discussion of obligations with representatives from each government with focus on conformity assessment
     
  3. Question and discussion period


 

Speaker TBD
CAN representative
Ms. Jen Stradtman, USTR
Mr. Ricardo Aranda, Economia

 

14:00-15:30

Lunch
Lunch on own (list of nearby restaurants will be distributed)

15:30 – 16:45

 

 

 

 

Leveraging International Standards for Conformity Assessment Cooperation

Current examples of conformity assessment cooperation and future possibilities:

  1. Equivalence
  2. Telecom MRA
  3. Peer evaluation under ILAC
  4. Cooperation in standardization

MC/Moderator

 

 

MEX speaker
MEX+US speaker
Mr. Trace McInturff, A2LA
Speaker TBD

16:45

Event Summary and Closing Remarks

Speakers TBD

17:00

Workshop Close

 

Reception/networking event immediately following workshop

 

Created March 3, 2020, Updated March 12, 2020