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Office of Standards and Intellectual Property (OSIP)
The Office of Standards and Intellectual Property contributes to the formulation of trade policy related to standards and intellectual property rights with the goal of improving market access for U.S. industry.
What We Do For You:
The Office of Standards & Intellectual Property (OSIP) serves as the International Trade Administration’s principal policy advisor on standards and intellectual property.
- OSIP participates in key international negotiations and policy initiatives, conducts analysis, policy development and outreach activities on standards and intellectual property to help ensure sound policy and competitive environments for U.S. industry.
- OSIP leads in standards-related policy issues including those related to the standards development process, barriers to market access, and capacity building, and serves as the liaison to the American National Standards Institute, Standards Development Organizations, and DOC’s National Institute of Standards and Technology.
- Link: ITA's standards website
- OSIP works to ensure our agreements deliver market access opportunities for U.S. companies abroad.