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Technical Advisory Groups Called to Comply with Revised International Procedures

Compliance form due by July 1, 2005

New York, May 16, 2005

The American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Procedures & Standards Administration (PSA) department has announced the availability of the 2005 Compliance Form for U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAG) to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The form must be completed by all ANSI-accredited TAG administrators to indicate compliance with the revised edition of the ANSI Procedures for the U.S. Participation in the International Standards Activities of ISO (a.k.a. the ANSI International Procedures).

Completion of this form and submittal of it to the PSA department is due on or before July 1, 2005.

All U.S. Technical Advisory Groups to ISO are required to be accredited by the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC). This accreditation relates to the procedures that are used by the TAG and the TAG Administrator to develop consensus with regard to the position of the U.S. in connection with ISO standards.

Maintaining ANSI-accreditation is contingent upon compliance with current procedural requirements. The ANSI International Procedures document contains updates to Section 3.2 in relation to the appeals mechanism that reflects the respective roles of the ANSI ISO Council (AIC) versus the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC).

“I encourage TAG members and administrators to visit ANSI Online regularly, as relevant information is posted there on an ongoing basis,” said Anne Caldas, PSA director. “Our goal is to continue to provide the services needed to expedite and comply with the requirements of the ANSI International Procedures.”

The following documents are available in the ANSI Online Public Document Library (scroll down to "Procedures, Guides and Forms", and click on "ISO Standards Programs"):

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