ISO and IEC standards can be used to support and simplify the process of development and application of technical regulations. ISO and IEC have published the document 'Using and referencing ISO and IEC standards for technical regulations'. It includes practical advice for regulators on how to use international standards to achieve their objectives. The document can be downloaded below along with a PowerPoint presentation of the material.
- Using and referencing ISO and IEC standards for technical regulations (PDF)
- ISO standards for technical regulations and policy (PPT)
Sources of information on standards and regulations
Information on standards
The most reliable sources of information on standards are the organizations which developed these standards. The World Standards Services Network (WSSN) is the most comprehensive portal of links to the Web sites of international, regional and national standards developing organizations including ISO and IEC Web sites.
Information on regulations
Sources for regional regulations:
Sources for national regulations
National enquiry points are normal sources for information on technical regulations. Contact information for enquiry points is given in the following WTO documents:
Covering regulations for all products and services except sanitary and phytosanitary products and services
Covering regulations for sanitary and phytosanitary products and services