Mexican Committee for Attention to the Pan American Standards Commission (CMCOPANT)

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The Mexican Committee for Attention to the Pan American Standards Commission, CMCOPANT, seeks to promote, publicize and disseminate the development of standardization in all fields, from academia to consumers, ensuring consensus for greater satisfaction and global competence in Mexico.

The specific objectives are as follows:

a) Develop for the countries of the region those rules which are of interest to them and which have not been developed by known international bodies or that exist but do not relate to their particular interest;

b) Promote coordination between members to facilitate the harmonization of their technical standards,

c) Procure the use and application of international trade and industry standards;

d) Be an agent of liaison, coordination and representation of its members; promote teaching and technical training in standardization areas and their related activities; and

e) Foster the development of certification systems based on international criteria.

f) The CMCOPANT is the official body of the Directorate General of Standards (DGN) responsible for representing Mexico before the Copant. 

g) The CMCOPANT was established on May 13, 1998.

Its activities include:

a) Coordinate Mexico's participation in the work and meetings of the Copant's Technical Committees (TCs).

b) Propose new work topics which represent the interests of the TCs on which Mexico actively participates.

c) Cooperate with National Standardization Bodies (NSBs) in all Copant-related standardization matters.

d) Participate on the Board of Directors and lead the Technical Secretariat of two Technical Committees, the TC 149 Tourism Services and the TC 151 Electrotechnical and SmartGrid.

Its structure is as follows:

a) Presidency

b) Executive Secretariat

c) Technical Secretariat

The Sub-committees
The following Sub-committees are currently established:

a) 149 “Tourism Services",

b) 151 “Electrotechnical and SmartGrid” and

c) 152 “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies”.