The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the Ministry of Economy of the United Mexican States (ME) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two organizations that reinforces the significant trade relationship between Canada and Mexico. The MOU is an important building block for increased regional standardization and free trade.
Canada and Mexico share a dynamic and prosperous relationship as strategic partners in the Americas and around the world. Formalizing the relationship enables SCC to pursue enhanced cooperation on standards in sectors of strategic importance for Canada such as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) cross border-trade, energy efficiency, transportation and consumer product safety.
This Memorandum of Understanding will enhance bilaterial relations, facilitate harmonization and alignment of cross-border requirements, and promote standards and conformity assessment to the benefit of industry and government in both countries.
About the Ministry of Economy of the United Mexican States
Mexico has implemented the National Standardization, Metrology and Conformity Assessment System, which is coordinated by the Dirección General de Normas (DGN, by its initials in Spanish) of the Ministry of Economy. For more information, please visit http://www.economia.gob.mx/comunidad-negocios/competitividad-normatividad/normalizacion/dgn.
About the Standards Council of Canada
SCC, a Crown corporation and part of the Industry Canada portfolio, leads and facilitates the development and use of national and international standards and accreditation services, in order to enhance Canada's competitiveness and well-being.
María del Rocío Ruiz Chávez, Undersecretary for Competitiveness and Regulation of Mexico’s Ministry of Economy and SCC CEO John Walter signed the MOU at the 2015 COPANT General Assembly in Mexico City. (Photo credit: Jon Halty)