|While we’ve achieved
some important successes since 2011, we understand that harmonization is a
complex endeavor that has its challenges.
Gains in one area might undermine progress in other areas—this has to
be managed carefully. While stakeholders are capable of building upon common
interests, uncertain funding and/or policy commitments by governments or
others can impede progress or result, inadvertently, in exclusion. Also,
sustained governmental co-leadership and involvement by experts and
stakeholders can be difficult to achieve and maintain, but is a critical
component of success.
harmonization efforts under our agreements have been successful – due in no
small part to stable resource commitments, flexibility and expert management
and leadership - and they have also resulted in important insights and
lessons that are informing, and will continue to inform, our future
cooperative activities; allowing us to continue to improve efficiency and
effectiveness. (Lessons learned are documented in detail in one the publicly
available HTG 1-3 reports.)
|We have been
appreciative of the opportunities afforded us under our agreements with our
international partners, the standards development community, and committed
stakeholders and experts. The sharing of work has brought us better products
at lower costs than we would have achieved alone. Going forward, we look for
continued success that will benefit us all.