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GSC-8 2003 Meeting Introduction to ANSI

GSC-8 2003 Meeting Introduction to ANSI

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  1. GSC-8 2003 Meeting Introduction to ANSI George Arnold, Chairman of the BoardAmy A. MarascoVice President and General CounselAmerican National Standards Institute (ANSI)

  2. Mission To enhance the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the American quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems and ensuring their integrity. A Private- and Public-Sector Partnership Since 1918

  3. A Federation of members representing . . . • Professional Societies • Service Organizations • Standards Developers • Consumer and Labor Interests • and many more. • Academia • Individuals • Government • Companies • Trade Associations Bringing the Private- & Public-Sectors Together Since 1918

  4. ANSI is . . . • an “umbrella” organization for the U.S. voluntary consensus standards community • a private-sector led and public-sector supported standards coordination body • a not-for-profit organization • ANSI is not . . . • a standards development organization (SDO) • a government agency

  5. ANSI’s roles and responsibilities are to: • accredit U.S. Standards Developers, U.S. Technical Advisory Groups and conformity assessment systems • ensure integrity of the U.S. voluntary consensus standards system by audit of SDOs and appeals process • provide regional and international access • respond to urgent national priorities • offer a neutral policy forum for standards and conformity assessment coordination issues

  6. ANSI’s roles and responsibilities include: • Approving standards as American National Standards • ANSI requirements for openness, due process and consensus must be met • U.S. member body to the major non-treaty international and regional standards organizations such as ISO and IEC

  7. Questions and Answers

  8. For more information: American National Standards Institute Headquarters New York Office 1819 L Street, NW 25 West 43rd Street Sixth Floor Fourth Floor Washington, DC 20036 New York, NY 10036 Tel: 202.293.8020 Tel: 212.642.4900 Fax: 202.293.9287 Fax: 212.398.0023 www.ansi.org/hssp www.ansi.org | webstore.ansi.org | www.nssn.org