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ANSI Global Standardization Report, vol. 3.

On testing, certification

ANSI issues report on European community

The third volume of the ANSI Global Standardization Report is now available from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

The book provides the US standards community with information important for understanding and working with certification and testing issues in the European internal market initiative. The book, published by ANSI's office in Brussels, is the third in a series of information and reference publications updating the American standards community on the latest European and international standards, testing, and certification issues.

Studies have shown that one of the major concerns among US corporate leaders centers on the various certification and testing issues relating to EC 92. In response to these concerns, ANSI Global Standardization Report, Vol 3, focuses on the latest European developments.

The book discusses the results of recent private-sector meetings between delegates from the US standards community (under the auspices of ANSI) and European standards officials, including representatives of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC). These productive meetings increased the level of cooperation and understanding between the US and European interests regarding standards, testing, and certification.

The book contains an executive summary on the status and implications of the European Commission activity on a global approach to certification and testing and the latest information on the status of the development of the European Organization for Testing and Certification (EOTC).

The first volume, published in September 1989, focused on the results of a meeting between ANSI and CEN/CENELEC, which was aimed at improving communications and preventing barriers to free trade through the coordination of standards and certification and testing. The second volume explained practical strategies and tactics for US industry to respond and represent its interests in the new European standards environment. The newest volume builds on the earlier publications; and, taken as a set, these three documents provide a comprehensive source.
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Date:Aug 1, 1990
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