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International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

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The Office of Standards and Intellectual Property (OSIP) Standards Team leads International Trade Administration (ITA) work on standards-related policy issues including those related to the standards development process, potential barriers to market access in global markets, and capacity building and efforts to promote regulatory cooperation to help ensure that regulations being promulgated by trading partners do not lead to trade barriers, and serves as the liaison to the American National Standards Institute, the coordinator of the U.S. standards system, U.S. Standards Development Organizations, and DOC's National Institute of Standards and Technology.

In working towards ITA's mission, OSIP actively engages private sector stakeholders—including individual companies, industry and trade associations, and standards developing organizations—as well as pertinent U.S. government agencies and foreign regulators.

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