In 2010, to further institutionalize cooperation for standardization, the relevant government agencies established the Trilateral Standing Committee on Standards Cooperation. This Director-General level meeting is held annually to discuss measure to facilitate trade by eliminating unnecessary technical barriers and to create new driving forces for economic growth in the region. The Northeast Asia Standards Cooperation Forum (NEAS Forum), which has been organized since 2003, also serves as an important platform to promote policy coordination and harmonize standards among the three countries.