Resources for US Technical Advisory Groups (US TAGS)
Information and Resources US Technical Advisory Groups (US TAGs)
ASTM Manager, International Coordination - Todd Sandler email@example.com
A Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) is a committee accredited by ANSI for participation in ISO/IEC technical activities, which operate in compliance with the ANSI Criteria for the Development and Coordination of U.S. Positions in the International Standardization Activities of the ISO and IEC. ASTM International functions as TAG Administrator for 55 US TAGs, most of which are housed within the ASTM International technical committees. This page provides links to information and resources that will be helpful to TAG officers and members in their ISO/IEC work.
- ANSI/ISO/IEC Policy Documents
- Electronic Tools for Document Development and Voting
- Guidelines for Submitting US TAG Positions
- Training Information
- Links to Related Websites
- ANSI Procedures for US Participation in ISO/IEC (Regulations for the operation of US TAGs)
- Operating Procedures for USNC/IEC TAGS
- ISO/IEC Directives
- ANSI Guide for US Delegates (Guide for US Delegates attending ISO/IEC Meetings)
- United States Visa System - Information for Experts from the People's Republic of China Attending Meetings of the ISO and IEC Held in the United States
- ISO Policy on Normative References
- ISO Template (MANDATORY for document development and formatting)
Users will be prompted for a username/password but may enter by clicking on the link Proceed to Public Areas for access.
- ISO Comments Template (MANDATORY when comments accompany a US TAG position)
- The TAG Chair and Administrator are responsible for ensuring the submission of US positions in accord with ANSI Procedures for US Participation in the International Activities of ISO/IEC
- A 2/3 consensus of the TAG members voting via letter ballot or at a meeting (provided a majority of the membership is present at the meeting) is required for US positions on a committee draft (CD), draft international standard (DIS), final draft international standard (FDIS) or new work item proposal (NWIP) ballot.
- The US TAG position is forwarded to ANSI (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a copy to the ASTM International staff Manager.
- The US vote
- Comments if applicable (using the Comment Template)
- Voting tally (to document 2/3 approval was achieved)
- US TAG Annual Report (To be completed by the TAG Chair/Administrator and submitted to ANSI by January 31st of the following year)
- Head of Delegation Report (To be completed by the US Head of Delegation for an ISO TC or SC meeting and returned to ANSI with a copy to your staff manager at ASTM International)
- Submittal of ASTM Standards to ISO or IEC
- Note: ASTM International's Intellectual Property Policy and Principles for the use of ASTM Intellectual Property of Other Standards Organizations prohibit the submission of ASTM standards (or any portion thereof) to ISO or IEC as new work items unless permission is granted by ASTM International. Permission will be evaluated once the necessary US TAG and Committee approvals have been obtained.Please document these approvals on the form and return to Todd Sandler (email@example.com).
- ANSI hosts regular training sessions for US experts, delegates and TAG officers and Administrators. More information, including registration details, are available at http://www.ansi.org/education_trainings/overview.aspx?menuid=9