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Reminder: ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO Must Submit 2008 Annual Reports by January 31, 2009


New York, Jan 20, 2009

The Procedures and Standards Administration department of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) reminds all Administrators of ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that 2008 TAG Annual Reports are due next week, on January 31, 2009, to psa@ansi.org.

For your convenience, a sample TAG Annual Report Form can be downloaded from ANSI Online by clicking here.

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 below.

2.5.5.2 - Annual Reporting

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. In satisfying this requirement, meeting minutes and other appropriate reports and documents may be incorporated or appended, or referred to if previously distributed by ANSI. The annual report shall include:

1. Information on meetings (including attendees), actions taken, and the work program


2. Current TAG membership list which shall include:


    a) Title and designation of the U.S. TAG


    b) Scope of the U.S. TAG


    c) U.S. TAG administrator (name of organization, name of secretary, address(es), telephone number)


    d) U.S. TAG officers (chairman and other officers)


    e) Members:


      i) Names of the individuals and alternates (as applicable) and their addresses and business affiliations including names of the organizations they are representing on the U.S. TAG


      ii) The interest categories of the U.S. TAG shall be defined and the category of each member identified


3. A list of any problems encountered during the past year in the functioning of the U.S. TAG or U.S. TAG administration, and any areas in which the U.S. TAG administrator requires assistance by ANSI


4. An express certification by the U.S. TAG administrator that the U.S. TAG has been and continues to be operated in a manner that complies with all applicable ANSI and ISO procedures


5. The results of any self-audit held during the past year

The ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC), the accrediting body for U.S. TAGs to ISO, reviews on a regular basis compliance requirements associated with ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO. TAGs that do not comply with ANSI's procedural requirements, including the timely submittal of Annual Reports and Compliance Forms, when issued, are subject to review and possible suspension by the ANSI ExSC.

For more information on ISO TAG accreditation requirements, please contact psa@ansi.org.

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