The Standards Alliance is a public-private partnership between ANSI and USAID, which was announced by USAID in November 2012 as a funding facility designed to provide capacity-building assistance to developing countries, specifically related to implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement.

The main objectives of the program included: 

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.

In this section you will find useful information on the following topic:

Standards Alliance 1.0
Standards Alliance Phase 2 COVID-19 Medicinal Device Regulatory Convergence Project (MDRC)