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ANSI’s New FAQ Webpage Addresses Frequently Asked Questions about Standardization


Understanding standards can be a challenge for the uninitiated – but it’s critically important to spread this knowledge far and wide. That’s why the American National Standards Institute has launched a new “Frequently Asked Questions” webpage, providing clear and concise answers to an array of common questions about standards and the U.S. and international standardization systems.

Among the information included is an overview of different types of standards, information on who develops standards, and an explanation of the government’s role in standardization—plus much more, organized in four main topic tabs:

  • Standards Basics
  • The U.S. Standards System
  • International Standardization
  • ANSI & Its Roles

Users can browse the questions, and with just a click, find the quick answers they need—as well as links to more detailed information for those looking to dive a little deeper.

The FAQ page is the latest among ANSI’s key efforts to enhance and expand our educational and informational resources, and as that work continues we’re looking to make it better and better: If you have a question that isn’t covered, please email ANSI and we’ll be happy to send you an answer and make relevant additions to the page.


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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