USTDA Advances Standards and Conformity Assessment Processes in India

Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), a nonprofit business association in India. The grant supports six standards and conformance workshops in India for three sectors vital to U.S.-India trade:  smart and sustainable cities, water and sanitation, and clean energy.

The workshops will be conducted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) (Washington, D.C.), an organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems and safeguarding their integrity.

This project supports the second phase of the U.S.-India Standards and Conformance Cooperation Program (SCCP), which provides a platform for the U.S. and Indian public and private sectors to collaborate on the development of standards and conformity assessment practices in India. This phase responds to U.S. industry interest in expanding trade-related standards cooperation.

“USTDA is pleased to continue working with CII and ANSI to promote a strong trade relationship between the U.S. and India,” said Henry Steingass, USTDA’s Regional Director for South and Southeast Asia. “We believe our cooperation will create market access for U.S. businesses looking to work in India.”

U.S. companies interested in participating in the workshops should reach out to ANSI at