As an active member of both PASC and COPANT, SCC welcomes this milestone as a new opportunity to enhance the development of standardization in the American region and Pacific area.
After years of working together organically, this milestone in PASC and COPANT’s relationship is a big step in our collective journey to advance regional priorities at the international level of standards development,” says Chantal Guay, SCC CEO, and Chair of PASC’s Executive Committee.
Under their new cooperation arrangement, PASC and COPANT will advance the exchange of information on standardization, as well as the exchange of views and best practices. These areas are key to leveraging training, capacity building plans, strategic priorities, and finding new opportunities to collaborate.
About the Pacific Area Standards Congress
Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) is an independent and voluntary organisation of Pacific Rim National Standards Bodies. PASC’s primary role is to support the region’s engagement in the international standardisation system for the advancement of economic, societal and environmental well-being.
The Pan American Standards Commission, COPANT, is a civil non-profit association. It has complete operational autonomy and is of unlimited duration. It comprises the National Standards Bodies (NSB) of the Americas, which currently total 32 active members and 10 adherent members.
About the Standards Council of Canada
Established in 1970 as a federal Crown corporation, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is Canada’s voice on standards and accreditation on the national and international stage. SCC works closely with a vast network of partners to promote the development of effective and efficient standardization that protect the health, safety and well-being of Canadians while helping businesses prosper. As Canada’s leading accreditation organization, SCC creates market confidence at home and abroad by ensuring that conformity assessment bodies meet the highest national and international standards. SCC advances Canada’s interest on the international scene as a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) by connecting thousands of people to global networks and resources, opening a world of possibilities for Canadians and businesses.