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ANSI Submits Contribution to ISO Horizon 2010

New York, Oct 29, 2003

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced the completion and submission of the contribution for the U.S. position on ISO Horizon 2010, a long-range strategic planning initiative of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

ANSI members were invited to be involved in the development and implementation of a broad-ranging consultative process. The compiled comments and input were then reviewed and synthesized into a draft set of 12 visionary statements, each related to one of the 12 themes of the ISO Horizon 2010 document, and each presenting a vision of where the ANSI Federation would like to see ISO as an organization by the year 2010. These draft statements were discussed at a September 4, 2003, meeting of the ANSI ISO Council (AIC). Following a final review of the draft visionary statements and suggested tactical initiatives by the full AIC, a small ad hoc group finalized this input to ISO.

Among the 12 themes of the ISO Horizon 2010 contribution, ANSI’s submission especially stressed the participation of developing countries in ISO, suggesting that ISO be more attentive to their needs and, in particular, to work to make DEVCO more pro-active. Other themes included collaboration with IEC and ITU-T, global market relevance, use of ISO standards in relation to technical regulation, providing support for conformity assessment, and education and communication.

“We believe that global market relevance and improved stakeholder input are themes that thread through all areas and are central to achieving each strategic vision,” said Dr. Mark W. Hurwitz, ANSI president and CEO.

View the document Consultations to Update ISO Strategies for 2005-2010.

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