NIST signs MOU with the Standards Council of Canada enhancing cooperation in documentary standards, conformity assessment, and accreditation. The NIST Standards Coordination Office (SCO) and The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) signed an MOU on April 6, 2022 that intends to enhance cooperation in documentary standards, conformity assessment, and accreditation. The MOU includes cooperation in emerging technology areas such as AI and the participation in the International Standards Cooperation Network (ISCN) that is also being pursued with the Technical Standards Working groups under the US/EU TTC and Quad. This cooperation in standards will increase our alignment in international standards work and create an environment that will reduce technical barriers to trade in North America.
On September 22, 2020, NIST, the General Directorate of Standards (DGN) of Mexico, and the Standards Council of Canada held a virtual Mexico-USA-Canada Workshop: Overview of Mexico’s National Quality Infrastructure Law. A link to the workshop presentation is in the agenda on the event page.
United States and Brazil Conformity Assessment Workshop
The United States and Brazil Conformity Assessment Workshop took place virtually on September 22-23, 2020. This workshop facilitated the exchange of information concerning U.S. and Brazil standards, conformity assessment and regulatory systems as well as experiences concerning the acceptance of conformity assessment results in each other’s markets.
Conformity Assessment Guidance and Best Practices Workshop: Canada – Mexico – USA
NIST organized and hosted a workshop on August 6, 2018 entitled Conformity Assessment Guidance and Best Practices Workshop: Canada – Mexico – USA.The goal of this workshop was to share stakeholder experiences in conformity assessment best practices and guidance between Mexico, Canada and the United States.