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Proposed Field of ISO Technical Activity to Focus on the Remanufacturing of Mechanical Products

The Standardization Administration of China (SAC), the Chinese member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), has submitted a proposal for a new field of technical activity on the remanufacturing of mechanical products. As the U.S. member body to ISO, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites all interested stakeholders to submit comments on the proposal by Friday, June 14, 2013.

According to the proposal, the technical activity would focus on work related to standardization involving the remanufacturing of mechanical products, including basic standards, terminology, general technical requirements, and related specifications, and the evaluation of existing remanufacturing standards, among other work. While some standards related to the remanufacturing of mechanical products have been developed by ISO and by standards developing organizations based in some of its member nations, ISO does not currently have a dedicated group focused on the activity.

All comments on this proposal should be sent to Steven Cornish, ANSI senior director for international policy ([email protected]). Feedback received by the June 14 deadline will be reviewed and compiled for the recommended ANSI position and comment, which will then be presented to the ANSI ISO Council for formal approval.

The full proposal filed by SAC is available here.

ANSI has published an explanatory information document outlining the process used to develop U.S. positions on issues and activities under consideration by ISO and IEC. Click here to download the document.


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