The U.S. Trade and Development Agency will sponsor approximately 25 training and cooperation seminars for Chinese industry and government officials through an initiative known as the U.S.-China Standards and Conformity Assessment Cooperation Program. The agency will provide matching funding for the events over the next three years. The funds will be administered as a grant to The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCam) in China.
AmCam retained the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to organize the workshops and provide on-site assistance for the program. NEMA, a U.S. trade association, opened its Beijing office in 2004 as a fully registered Chinese representative office. Since then, it has sponsored electrical equipment industry events in China on issues such as energy efficiency and technical product standards.