¿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 34 active members and 9 adherent members.
¿What is our Mission?
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, identifying their needs and meeting them with excellence, quality and promptness.
¿What is our Visión?
In its role as the reference body for the standardization and promoter of the conformity assessment with standards of t he Americas for its members and its international partners, COPANT will contribute:
- to facilitate trade among the American countries and between them and other regions,
- to promote sustainable growth of its members, with an emphasis on those least developed,
- to disseminate best practices in technology, quality, environment, innovation and other related subjects, using standardization tools, and
- to improve the participation of its members in international standardization.
COPANT STATUTES AND RULES OF PROCEDURE
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 6th of May 2008. (See document)