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August 1, 2022

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ANSI Releases July Edition of Government Relations and Public Policy Monthly Update

Access the latest legislative and regulatory initiatives of significant relevance to the standardization community in the July edition of the ANSI Government Relations and Public Policy Monthly Update. Compiled by Mary Saunders, ANSI vice president of government relations, the publication is a special benefit to ANSI members, and is accessible via the government outreach section on ANSI.org.

China Issues 2nd Call for Public Comment on Draft Version of the Government Procurement Law

The Chinese Ministry of Finance has released for public comment the second draft revision of the Government Procurement Law of the People’s Republic of China. ANSI encourages members and other U.S. stakeholders to review the announcement and submit comments before the August 14 deadline.

Last Chance to Register for August 9 U.S.-Korea Standards Forum

The August 9 U.S.-Korea Standards Forum will feature expert speakers on quantum technology, clean energy, semiconductors, and more.

USAID to Host August 4 Webinar on Trade Facilitation

Interested stakeholders are encouraged to register for an August 4 United States Agency for International Development (USAID) webinar, “Trade Facilitation: The Road Ahead.” The fourth session in a summer series, the webinar will host experts from the international development community to discuss the progress made towards trade facilitation and what still needs to be done. 

ANSI COVID-19 Member Update: Resources from the Mayo Clinic and NIST

The ANSI Federation and standardization community are stepping up with guidance, resources, and initiatives to support public health and safety and the nation's recovery. In this issue: 

  • Mayo Clinic Podcast Answers Questions about New BA.5 Variant 
  • NIST Develops New Tool to Assess Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality 

ANSI Commemorates the Americans with Disabilities Act on its 32nd Anniversary 

On the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ANSI celebrates the profound impact of the ADA and the many standards that support accessibility for millions of people with disabilities in the U.S. 

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This Week in Standards Development

Review the latest domestic and international standards proposals, documents for public comment, new initiatives, and other opportunities for U.S. stakeholders to get involved.



ANSI Member Updates

Keep current with news bites from ANSI members (submissions are welcome!), including free resources and recent achievements of interest to the standardization community. See the newest updates from ASHRAE, BOMA, BIFMA, International WELL Building Institute, NFPA, SAE, and USGBC.



Standards Spotlight

ANSI strives to increase the visibility of standards by highlighting their real-world application and impact on everyday life. Read the latest post: What’s the Best Way to Brush Your Teeth? Standards Support Brushing Techniques and Dental Care.




ANSI Public Policy

This week’s Federal Register notices of potential interest …

Standards Related Notices from the U.S. Federal Register, July 25-29, 2022

Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993

ANSI Publications

Standards Action, July 29, 2022

ANSI’s key public review vehicle enables effective participation in the standards development process.

ANSI 2020-2021 Annual Report cover ANSI Annual Report 2020-2021

Released during World Standards Week 2021, the report details key ANSI and affiliate initiatives over the past year, as well as activities on the horizon. 

United States Standards Strategy (USSS)

Updated in 2020, the United States Standards Strategy provides a vision for the future of the U.S. standards system to support U.S. competitiveness, innovation, health and safety, and global trade.


United States Conformity Assessment Principles (USCAP)

The United States Conformity Assessment Principles articulates how U.S. conformity assessment activities foster confidence while avoiding the creation of unnecessary barriers to trade.


Check out these other publications and documents of interest.

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ISO 14971 / ISO 10993-1 / ISO 10993-10 - Medical Devices Package 
Access this ISO package that provides guidance on the prevention of potential biological risks associated with the use of medical devices. The ISO 14971 / ISO 10993-1 / ISO 10993-10 - Medical Devices Package also supports the establishment of a medical devices risk management system. 

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