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Understanding the U.S. National Standards System

Published

Author(s)

K J. Johnsen

Abstract

This article, intended for publication in German in Germany, clarifies attributes of the U.S.standards system and its similarities and differences with European and international counterparts. In the United States, standardization is essentially a free-market system that gains its strength from the diversity of its participants and the fact that it is fundamentally a bottom up rather than a top down approach.
Citation
DIN-Mitteillung
Volume
81
Issue
No. 6

Keywords

American National Standards (ANS), ANSI, industry needs, National Institute for Standrds and Tech, NIST, standards developers, U.S. standards system

Citation

Johnsen, K. (2002), Understanding the U.S. National Standards System, DIN-Mitteillung (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created June 1, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017