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Attention ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGS to ISO and ISO/IEC


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 2024 Procedural Compliance Form/2023 TAG Annual Report Notice—must be returned no later than January 31, 2024, to the ANSI PSA department ([email protected]).

TAG Administrators requiring additional time to respond should send an extension request to [email protected]; 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

“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 2024 ANSI-Accredited U.S.TAG to ISO annual compliance form e-mail is combined with the 2023 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’ll review the 2023 ANSI International Procedures, 2024 TAG Annual Compliance Form and 2023 TAG Annual Report:

You may submit questions in advance of the webinars to [email protected].


Before submitting the 2024 ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG to ISO procedural compliance e-mail (Part 1), please review the ANSI International Procedures. The current version of the ANSI International Procedures is the one dated January 2023, which contains a number of revisions detailed in last year’s Compliance Form. No additional revisions to the 2023 edition were approved this year. If the TAG you administer is accredited to use Annex A (TAG Model Procedures), then you had one year from the date of publication of the 2023 ANSI International Procedures, until January 31, 2024, to fully implement the revisions included in the 2023 edition of the TAG Model Procedures.

ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO that are accredited to use Annex A (model TAG procedures) must rely on and operate in compliance with the 2023 edition of the ANSI International Procedures, including Annexes A, B and C contained therein. ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO that are accredited to use unique procedures, i.e., other than Annex A of the ANSI International Procedures, must review, and if necessary, revise their procedures, to ensure that they are compliant with the main text of the 2023 edition of the ANSI International Procedures and Annex B. The ExSC expects that all TAGs have already implemented Annex C or a consistent Code of Conduct.

2023 ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) (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: 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 must complete and submit both parts of the compliance e-mail by January 31, 2024, to [email protected] 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 protected] no later than January 31, 2024.

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.


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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