Editor’s Note: For information about OIRA setting federal policy on the use of consensus and market-driven standards, please see here.
On October 29-30, 2014, the Standards Alliance, a public-private partnership between the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), co-hosted a workshop in Lima, Peru, with the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Tourism (MINCETUR). The event focused on analytical tools for regulatory decision-making and regulatory impact assessment (RIA), among other related topics.
Over 70 representatives of Peruvian regulatory agencies attended the two-day workshop. The U.S. delegation comprised representatives from ANSI, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) – Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Presenters from Peru included representatives from the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE), and the Ministry of Health – General Direction of Environmental Health (DIGESA).