United States Standards Strategy (USSS) helps to advance trade issues in
the global marketplace, enhance consumer health and safety and meet stakeholder
Publication date: December 2005.
The American National Standards Institute is a private non-profit organization
whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American
quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of
the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.
ANSI’s website (www.ansi.org)
contains information about membership; regional, domestic and international
standards activities; accreditation services; consumer and government affairs;
news; events; education and training; standards panels and additional internet
Follow this link for information about ANSI’s ISO
Programs, including reference documents and further resources.
As the United States’ representative to the International Electrotechnical
Commission, ANSI’s U.S. National Committee of the IEC (USNC/IEC) serves as the
focal point for U.S. parties who are interested in the development,
promulgation and use of globally-relevant standards for the electotechnical
Follow this link for
information about USNC/IEC membership and officers, organizational structure,
meetings and training.
The Interagency Committee on Standards Policy (ICSP) advises the Secretary of
Commerce and other Executive Branch agencies in standards policy matters.
to find information about the ICSP work to promote effective and consistent
standards policies in furtherance of U.S. domestic and foreign goals.
The links provided below represent a number of other U.S. federal, state and
local government agency websites that have programs or policies related to
standards and conformity assessment activities.
Suggestions for link updates or additions should be sent to