The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) hosted a delegation from the Standards Alliance this week. A presentation by Dr. Narrod and Dr. Dubois was followed by a tour of our state of the art on-site lab facilities and a question and answer session.
The Standards Alliance was announced by USAID in November 2012 as a new funding facility designed to provide capacity building assistance to developing countries, specifically related to implementation of the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement. The main objectives of the program, which will inform the activities to be conducted include:
- Increased understanding of WTO TBT principles
- Implementation of the Code of Good Practice for the Preparation, Adoption and Application of Standards
- Improved transparency in the development and/or modification of technical regulations
- More robust and transparent engagement with the private sector in standards development and use
To find out more visit: Standards Alliance