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Using and referencing ISO and IEC standards for technical regulations ptember 2007 International Organization for Standardization 1, chemin de la Vole-Creuse Case postale 56 CH-1211 Geneva 20 ‘Switzerland Tol. + 41227490111 Fax + 41227999430 E-mail central@iso.org Web wawwis0.0rg International Electrotechnical Commission 8, rue de Varembé PO. Box 131 CH-1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland Jal. + 41229190211 Fax + 41229190300 E-mail info@iec.ch Web wanvsiec.ch Using and referencing ISO and IEC standards for technical regulations ‘This document was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (/SO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to convey to regulators the benefits of choosing to use and reference ISO and IEC standards for regulations ‘and to demonstrate that doing so can support good Tegulatory practice, Contents 1 Advantages and benetits of using and referencing ISO and IEC standards in technical regulations... i 2 Introduction... International trade and standards..... 4 Global applicability of ISO and IEC standards. 5 Different types and aspects of ISO and IEC standards, 6 Methods of using and referencing ISO and IEC standards for technical regulations... 7 Other considerations when choosing to use and reference ISO and IEG standards for technical regulations. 8 Conclusion. Annex A — Examples of ISO and IEG standards supporting regulatory work in different sectors... Annex B — Examples of national and regional regulatory texts which refer to standards.. Annex C — Examples of national and regional policies on using standards in technical regulations. 12 13 19 25