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The ANSI ISO Forum (AIF)

Description

The AIF is responsible for forming ANSI positions on technical coordination and procedural issues of the ISO/TMB based on the input from ANSI constituents who must live with and implement the results of ISO/TMB decisions on those issues.  It also provides a opportunity for ANSI to inform and educate this constituency on relevant matters, as well as a opportunity for the AIF members to network on issues of common concern and share best practices. The AIF reports to the AIC.

Examples of Initiatives Within the AIF’s Jurisdiction

  • ISO procedural and technical coordination matters.
  • ANSI positions on proposals for new fields of ISO technical work.
  • ANSI assumption and delegation of ISO committee secretariats.
  • Operations of ISO committees and related US/TAGs.
  • Networking on best practices for operations of ISO committees and US/TAGs.

 AIF Operational Procedures

AIF Membership

The members of the AIF possess strong personal knowledge of and be employed by ANSI members that have strong interests/participation in ISO standardization activities.  These individuals, with support from others in their organizations as necessary, have the appropriate knowledge and experience to participate in decision making on ANSI positions related to the detailed aspects of ISO technical, procedural and coordination issues, including but not limited to:

  • development of standards development procedures.
  • coordination of technical activities.
  • ANSI positions on proposals for new fields of ISO technical work.
  • ANSI assumption and delegation of ISO committee secretariats.

Ideally, the AIF members represent a balance of interests from the four ANSI membership categories (industry, organizations, government and consumers), and a range of technical subject expertise.

U.S. persons, who are employed by non-members of ANSI, and who serve as chairs and secretaries of ISO committees and/or as chairs and administrators of US/TAGs related to ISO committees, may be observers of the AIF, receive documentation, comment and attend meetings, but have no vote.

 List of AIF members

 AIF Documents

Upcoming AIF meetings

  • February 8, 2017 (Miami, FL)
  • May 31, 2017 (Milwaukee, WI)
  • September 7, 2017 (Washington, DC)

Staff Contact

Sara Desautels
ANSI Director, ISO – P-Membership Services
212.642.4937
sdesaute@ansi.org

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