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.
American National Standards (ANS), ANSI, industry needs, National Institute for Standrds and Tech, NIST, standards developers, U.S. standards system
Understanding the U.S. National Standards System, DIN-Mitteillung
(Accessed June 8, 2023)