¿What is 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

¿What is our Vision?

To contribute, in the next five years, to the improvement of the quality of life of the people of the countries that comprise COPANT and to achieve institutional recognition for the contributions both to regional development and to the strengthening of international standardization.

¿What is our Mission?

To promote the development of NSBs in the region and to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through:

  • Cooperation and collaboration with each other and with peer organizations;
  • Active participation and cooperation in international and regional standardization;
  • Promotion of effective and relevant national standardization activities, results and benefits;
  • Promotion of the use of International practices of Conformity Assessment Services; and
  • Implementing strategies that promote the innovation based on standardization.



The new Statutes and Rules of Procedure of the Panamerican Standards Commission (COPANT) were approved in Assembly of the Organization, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the 24th of Abril 2018. (See document)

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