U.S. Representation in ISO
Part of ANSI’s responsibilities as the U.S. member body to ISO includes accrediting U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs), through the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC), to serve as the national mirror committees in relation to ISO Technical Committees (TCs), Subcommittees (SCs), and Project Committees (PCs) developing standards. ANSI-accredited U.S. TAGs are comprised of the range of U.S. parties interested in and affected by specific ISO standards.
The primary purpose of U.S. TAGs is to develop and transmit, via ANSI, U.S. consensus positions and comments on activities and ballots of ISO TCs (and, as appropriate, SCs, PCs, and policy committees). These activities and ballots include the approval, reaffirmation, revision, and withdrawal of ISO standards. U.S. TAGs are also responsible for deciding on the delegates and experts to represent the U.S. at ISO committee meetings. And they may submit New Work Item Proposals (NWIPs) for consideration and ISO member voting regarding the development of new standards in a relevant ISO committee.