ANSI Antitrust Policy
ANSI neither develops standards nor conducts certification programs but instead accredits standards developers and certification bodies under programs requiring adherence to principles of openness, voluntariness, due process and non-discrimination. ANSI, therefore, brings significant, procompetitive benefits to the standards and conformity assessment community.
ANSI nevertheless recognizes that it must not be a vehicle for individuals or organizations to reach unlawful agreements regarding prices, terms of sale, customers, or markets or engage in other aspects of anti-competitive behavior. ANSI’s policy, therefore, is to take all appropriate measures to comply with U.S. antitrust laws and foreign competition laws and ANSI expects the same from its members and volunteers when acting on behalf of ANSI.
Approved by: ANSI Board of Directors
May 22, 2014