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    Office of Standards and Intellectual Property - Standards Team

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Contacts in the Office of Standards and Investment Policy

ITA Standards Attaché Program

The International Trade Administration (ITA) launched the Standards Attaché Program in 2003. Today, ITA employs four Standards Attachés around the world who monitor emerging standards issues that have potential trade implications for U.S. industry and businesses and who serve as important resources and points of contact for U.S. stakeholders. Standards Attachés are located in the key markets of China, the European Union, Mexico, and Brazil and are filled by career Foreign Commercial Service officers. Other Commercial officers and Locally Employed Staff in the Commercial Sections in U.S. Embassies globally also take active roles in establishing ongoing dialogue with local standards developers and government officials.

     Standards Attachés

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