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Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Conformity Assessment Infrastructure



C Londono


This publication summarizes the status of the technical infrastructure for conformity assessment in the Americas. It provides information about inspection and testing, product certification, quality system registration and laboratory accreditation, for the countries that will comprise the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 941
Report Number


conformity assessment, Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), laboratory accreditation, product certification, quality system registration, standards, Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement, World Trade Organization


Londono, C. (1999), Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Conformity Assessment Infrastructure, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed July 17, 2024)


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Created July 1, 1999, Updated October 16, 2008