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A Review of U.S. Participation in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

Published

Author(s)

C R. DeVaux

Abstract

This report describes the role of international standards, their importance in world trade, and the extent of U.S.participation in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) over the 32 year period from 1966 to 1998. To the extent possible, a comparison of U.S. exports with U.S. participation in the ISO and IEC is provided. Mention is also made of the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6492
Report Number
6492

Keywords

ANSI, IEC, international standards, ISO, participation, TBT agreement, trade

Citation

DeVaux, C. (2000), A Review of U.S. Participation in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.6492 (Accessed October 19, 2021)
Created February 1, 2000, Updated November 10, 2018