This invited article reviews the nature of the pluralistic standards system in the United States and its important relationships to product development, global activities, marketing, and trade. Emphasis is placed on the need to develop a National Standards Strategy and the importance that all those concerned with standardization participate in the developmental process as a means of ensuring the introduction of the best available U.S. technology.
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and Leight, W.
Setting the Standards, Mechanical Engineering
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