The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and its Procedures and Standards Administration (PSA) department wish to remind all ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Administrators to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) activities that a response to the recently distributed e-mail—which contained the 2023 Procedural Compliance Form/2022 TAG Annual Report Notice—must be returned no later than January 31, 2023, to the ANSI PSA department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TAG Administrators requiring additional time to respond should send an extension request to email@example.com; failure to submit by the deadline may jeopardize the TAG’s accreditation status and the organization's status as the related ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG Administrator. TAGs that are not separately accredited are not required to submit their own TAG compliance form or annual report. A complete list of ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO and ISO/IEC JTC1 can be accessed at www.ansi.org/isotags.
“ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO and ISO/IEC activities serve an essential role in assuring strong representation of U.S. interests in these international activities. ANSI’s annual report and compliance certification process is one of the checks-and-balances built into the system to promote its integrity,” explained Fran Schrotter, ANSI SVP and COO. “The 2023 ANSI-Accredited U.S.TAG to ISO annual compliance form e-mail is combined with the 2022 TAG Annual Report to facilitate the annual compliance notification process and the ISO and ISO/IEC TAG annual report submission.”
We invite and encourage you to register for and join the following webinar, during which we will review the updated 2023 ANSI International Procedures and the 2023 annual compliance form/2022 TAG Annual Report:
2023 Procedural Compliance E-mail (Part 1)
Before submitting the 2023 ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG to ISO procedural compliance e-mail (Part 1), please review the updated 2023 edition of the ANSI International Procedures (www.ansi.org/internationalprocedures) and the TAG’s accredited procedures to ensure the TAG’s procedures are current. A strikethrough/underline version of the updated 2023 edition of the ANSI International Procedures showing the changes from the 2019 version is posted on Sharepoint.
ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG Administrators to U.S. TAGs to ISO and ISO/IEC that are accredited to use Annex A (model procedures) of the ANSI International Procedures are not required to revise the TAG’s procedures, but must rely on and operate in compliance with the 2023 edition of the ANSI International Procedures, including Annexes A, B, and C contained therein. In light of the number of revisions, the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) has granted all ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs one year (until January 31, 2024) to fully implement all revisions.
2022 TAG Annual Report Form (Part 2)
The TAG annual report form is Part 2 of the compliance e-mail that was issued to each TAG Administrator of an ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG to ISO or ISO/IEC.
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, in part, below:
126.96.36.199 Annual Reporting
Each U.S. TAG Administrator shall submit to ANSI a completed TAG annual compliance form. In addition, 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.
Return of Compliance Email
Please remember that all ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO and ISO/IEC must complete and submit both parts of the compliance e-mail by January 31, 2023, to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a copy of the current TAG membership roster (with details, including a listing of and definitions for all TAG interest categories, as specified in the ANSI International Procedures). Extension requests and questions may be directed to email@example.com no later than January 31, 2023.
An acknowledgement email will be sent to each submitter within two weeks of receipt by ANSI; please keep a copy of the submittal and the related receipt for your records.
The ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) wishes to thank all ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG Administrators to ISO for their efforts throughout the year to assure that the U.S. has a strong and effective voice in international standardization activities.