COPANT       

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.

COPANT is the reference for technical standardization and conformity assessment for the countries of the Americas for its members and international peers, and promotes the development of its members.

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INTERNSHIP ON INTERNATIONAL STANDARDIZATION: TOOLS FOR PARTICIPATION

COPANT Training in Santiago, Chile, May 2018

From May 15 to 17, 2018, the second version of the COPANT Internship on Participation in International Standardization was held in Santiago, Chile. This event was organized together with the National Institute of Standardization of Chile, INN, under the auspices of COPANT and PTB.

COPANT GATHERED ITS EXPERTS IN TOURIST SERVICES IN BUENOS AIRES

COPANT workshop on and participation in Plenary of ISO/TC 228

In preparation for an effective participation of its members in the Plenary meeting of the ISO committee on Tourism and Related Services, ISO/TC 228, COPANT organized together with IRAM and the sponsorship of PTB, a virtual workshop and then a face-to-face workshop just before the Plenary of ISO/TC 228 in Buenos Aires. Both workshops focused specifically on the Working Groups of that committee on Sustainable Tourism and Environmental Specifications for Tourism Services.

COPANT WELL REPRESENTED IN ISO/CASCO

COPANT Workshop on and participation in ISO/CASCO Plenary

From April 25 to 27, 2018, Mexico City hosted the 33rd Plenary Meeting of ISO/CASCO, the ISO Committee on Conformity Assessment. During that week, more exactly on 23 and 24 April, COPANT organized a Workshop to prepare the participation of its members in this Plenary.

From April 15 to 20, 2018, Montego Bay hosted our annual event


Under the slogan “One voice: regionally standardized, globally harmonized”, the Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT) celebrated its WEEK 2018 in the paradisiacal Bay of Montego, Jamaica, from April 15 to 20, 2018.

BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE REGIONAL AGENDA

SUBCOORDINATORS OF THE REGIONAL FUND OF PTB MEET IN BOGOTÁ

From December 4 to 6, 2017, in Bogotá, Colombia, the coordinators of the Regional Fund of PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt) on Quality Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Climate Protection, organized the meeting of the coordinators of the 15 sub-projects that comprise this Regional Fund.

FOR THE SECOND TIME LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN

IEC AFFILIATED COUNTRIES GATHERED IN A WORKSHOP

COPANT, together with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and with the support of PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt), organized a workshop to continue supporting Latin American and Caribbean countries in their activities to increase their participation in the IEC´s standardization work and to share the advantages from participating  in the IEC Affiliate Program. The event was carried out in Lima, Peru with the logistic support of INACAL, the standards body of Peru.

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