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Attention ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO and ISO/IEC


12/10/2018

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and its Procedures and Standards Administration (PSA) department wish to remind all ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) administrators to the International Organization for Standardization that a response to the recently distributed e-mail that contained the 2019 Procedural Compliance Form/2018 TAG Annual Report Notice must be returned no later than January 31, 2019, to the ANSI PSA department (psa@ansi.org).

TAG Administrators requiring additional time to respond should send an extension request to psa@ansi.org; failure to submit by the deadline may jeopardize the TAG’s accreditation status and the organization's status as the related ANSI- Accredited U.S. TAG Administrator. TAGs that are not separately accredited are not required to submit their own TAG compliance form or annual report. A complete list of ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO and ISO/IEC can be accessed at www.ansi.org/isotags.

“By seeking and maintaining ANSI-accredited status, an organization chooses to publicly commit to an open, equitable, and accessible consensus process that ensures due process and benefits the public interest,” explained Lane Hallenbeck, ANSI vice president of accreditation services. “The 2019 ISO TAG Annual Compliance Form E-mail is combined with the 2018 TAG Annual Reporting format to facilitate the annual compliance notification process and the ISO and ISO/IEC TAG Annual Report submission.”

We invite and encourage you to register for and join the following webinar, during which we’ll review the 2019 ANSI International Procedures and related forms:

Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm Eastern (Registration required): https://goansi.webex.com/goansi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7bdde531b5a05dca000d7b9ceae3681c

2019 Procedural Compliance E-mail (Part 1)
Before submitting the 2019 ISO and ISO/IEC TAG Procedural Compliance E-mail (Part 1), please review the 2019 edition of the ANSI International Procedures ( www.ansi.org/internationalprocedures ) which includes one revision announced for public comment and approved in 2018. This revision is to the model TAG procedures, section A.7.5, and is intended to clarify that a vote concerning membership applies to “voting” members only, not observer or non-voting members or the like.

ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG Administrators to U.S. TAGs to ISO and ISO/IEC that are accredited to use Annex A (model procedures) of the ANSI International Procedures are not required to revise the TAG’s procedures, but must rely on and operate in compliance with the new 2019 edition of the ANSI International Procedures and Annex A contained therein.

2018 TAG Annual Report Form (Part 2)
The TAG Annual Report Form is Part 2 of the Compliance E-mail that was issued to each TAG Administrator of an ANSI-Accredited US TAG to ISO or ISO/IEC.

The Annual Reporting requirements contained in the ANSI Procedures for U.S. Participation in the International Standards Activities of the ISO (ANSI International Procedures) are excerpted, in part, below:

2.5.5.2 Annual Reporting
Each U.S. TAG Administrator shall submit to ANSI a completed TAG Annual Compliance Form. In addition, an annual report shall be prepared by each U.S. TAG Administrator, describing in summary narrative form the U.S. TAG activity during the past year. The report shall be submitted to the ExSC or its designee no later than January 31 of the following year.

Return of Compliance Email

Please remember that all ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO and ISO/IEC must complete and submit both parts of the Compliance E-mail by January 31, 2019 to psa@ansi.org along with a copy of the current TAG roster (with details as specified in the International Procedures). Extension requests and questions may be directed to psa@ansi.org.

An acknowledgement email will be sent to each submitter within two weeks of receipt by ANSI; please keep a copy of the submittal and the related receipt for your records.

Thank you

The ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) wishes to thank all ANSI-Accredited US TAG Administrators to ISO and ISO/IEC activities for their efforts throughout the year to ensure that the U.S. has a strong and effective voice in International Standardization activities.

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