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Accreditation of U.S TAGs to ISO
& TAG Administrator Approval

Step 2: ANSI Calls for U.S. TAG and TAG Administrator

If the U.S. decides to register as a P-(Participant) member of an ISO committee, subcommittee, or other technical activity, the formation and accreditation of a U.S. TAG is required. Requests for P-membership typically include a proposed preliminary group of individuals to serve as the U.S. TAG and a proposed legal entity to be approved to serve as the administrator for the U.S. TAG. If such a group is not already identified, ANSI may solicit applications for appropriate bodies to serve as the U.S. TAG and its Administrator. Additionally, if a current U.S. TAG Administrator can no longer perform administrative duties for an existing U.S. TAG, ANSI may solicit proposals for a new TAG Administrator.

In some instances, U.S. stakeholders may request ANSI to serve as the TAG Administrator on their behalf, as detailed in section 2.3.1.1 of ANSI’s International Procedures.

For more information, see ANSI’s Enhanced Services page.

See section 2.3.1.1

Here's what you do

  • Review calls for U.S. TAGs and TAG Administrators posted in the “International TAGs and ISO Secretariats” section of ANSI Standards Action.
  • Assess whether your organization, which must be a legal entity in order to apply, is an appropriate body to serve as the U.S. TAG Administrator for a specific ISO Technical Committee or Subcommittee.
  • Consider the option of assigning the role of U.S. TAG Administrator to ANSI (see section 2.3.1.1 of ANSI International Procedures).
See section 2.3.1.1

Step 2: ANSI Calls for U.S. TAG and TAG Administrator

If the U.S. decides to register as a P-(Participant) member of an ISO committee, subcommittee, or other technical activity, the formation and accreditation of a U.S. TAG is required. Requests for P-membership typically include a proposed preliminary group of individuals to serve as the U.S. TAG and a proposed legal entity to be approved to serve as the administrator for the U.S. TAG. If such a group is not already identified, ANSI may solicit applications for appropriate bodies to serve as the U.S. TAG and its Administrator. Additionally, if a current U.S. TAG Administrator can no longer perform administrative duties for an existing U.S. TAG, ANSI may solicit proposals for a new TAG Administrator.

In some instances, U.S. stakeholders may request ANSI to serve as the TAG Administrator on their behalf, as detailed in section 2.3.1.1 of ANSI’s International Procedures.

For more information, see ANSI’s Enhanced Services page.

See section 2.3.1.1

Here's what you need to know

The ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) is charged with the review and accreditation of a proposed U.S. TAG and TAG Administrator. ANSI normally looks to the body that develops national standards in a particular standards area to serve as the U.S. TAG Administrator. The makeup of U.S. TAGs may include participants from companies, technical and trade organizations, government agencies, academia, consumers, and individuals.

Similarly, the ExSC makes all decisions concerning the assignment of U.S. TAG Administrators for all U.S. TAGs, including the granting, continuance, or withdrawal of assignment to an external organization, whenever reasonably possible, or to ANSI.

Step 2: ANSI Calls for U.S. TAG and TAG Administrator

If the U.S. decides to register as a P-(Participant) member of an ISO committee, subcommittee, or other technical activity, the formation and accreditation of a U.S. TAG is required. Requests for P-membership typically include a proposed preliminary group of individuals to serve as the U.S. TAG and a proposed legal entity to be approved to serve as the administrator for the U.S. TAG. If such a group is not already identified, ANSI may solicit applications for appropriate bodies to serve as the U.S. TAG and its Administrator. Additionally, if a current U.S. TAG Administrator can no longer perform administrative duties for an existing U.S. TAG, ANSI may solicit proposals for a new TAG Administrator.

In some instances, U.S. stakeholders may request ANSI to serve as the TAG Administrator on their behalf, as detailed in section 2.3.1.1 of ANSI’s International Procedures.

For more information, see ANSI’s Enhanced Services page.

See section 2.3.1.1

Useful tips

Multiple Administrators: Assignment of multiple administrators is avoided wherever possible, but may be authorized under exceptional circumstances by the ExSC. Co-administrators shall agree in writing among themselves on appropriate procedures for implementing administrative responsibilities. This agreement shall be on file with ANSI. To avoid the need for ANSI to deal with multiple organizations, one of the organizations shall be designated as the party with whom ANSI shall interface.

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Have questions or need some help?

ANSI’s Procedures and Standards Administration (PSA) staff can answer your questions or provide additional guidance about the accreditation process.

ANSI's ISO Team (ISOT) can provide assistance to ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG Administrators to ISO activities concerning their roles.

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