Working with the ANSI-USAID Standards Alliance, this project is an extension of the 2014 Beijing Regulatory Cooperation Workshop designed deepen experience-sharing in regulatory cooperation, through a capacity-building training program for APEC regulators. Having identified a need for sustained—rather than one-off—training through the CD’s previous work, the program includes a three-step capacity building activity based on tangible outcomes comprised of:
1) pre-training course work qualification element delivered by webinars/online training tool;
2) face to face training with best practice case studies and specific applications in a workshop held in the margins of the second CD in 2017 (CD19); and
3) a follow-up webinar series (4 webinars) on specific chemical regulatory concepts. The project’s overarching objective is to link regulator knowledge with practical application. It is designed to enhance regional economic integration in chemicals though knowledge sharing, capacity building, and regulatory cooperation and convergence. In addition it provides for exchange of information on best practices in the sound management of chemicals in order to lift the capability and capacity of developing economies.