Formation and accreditations
The formation and accreditation of a U.S. TAG and the approval of an organization to serve as its TAG Administrator are related issues that are generally addressed jointly, with oversight of the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC). ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO are required to demonstrate and operate in compliance with the ANSI International Procedures, including Annex B, “ANSI Criteria for the Development and Coordination of U.S. Positions in the International Standardization Activities of the ISO and IEC.”
These criteria include openness, balance, an opportunity for public comment, the right to appeal, and other procedural requirements that help ensure due process in U.S. TAG activities. In addition to the ANSI International Procedures, the ISO/IEC Directives govern U.S. participation in ISO activities.
Note: U.S. TAGS for IEC committees are appointed by the U.S. National Committee in a distinct process.