Standards body/organization for standardization recognized at the state/national, regional or international level, whose one of the basic functions, according to its status, is preparation, approval or adoption of publicly available standards
NOTE Standards body/organization for standardization can have other basic functions as well.
national standards body/organization
state standards body/organization
Standards body/organization which, at the state/national level, has been given right to be elected as a state/national member of relevant international and regional standards organizations.
Some of the national standards bodies are:
Deutsches Institut für Normung – DIN
British Standards Institution – BSI
Association Française de Normalisation - AFNOR
Austrian Standards International - Standardization and Innovation – ASI
Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo – SIST
Institut za standardizaciju Srbije – ISS
national standards body/organization of Bosnia and Herzegovina
state standards body/organization of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Standards body/organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina that has been given right to be a state/national member of relevant international and European standards organizations.
The Institute for standardization of BiH is a national/state standards body.
regional standards organization
Standards organization whose membership is open to the relevant national body from each country within one geographical, political or economic area only.
(BAS EN 45020:2009 definition 4.4.2.)
For example: According to ISO definition Europe is a region.
European standards/standardizing organization
Standards organization whose membership is open to the relevant national/state bodies from European countries.
European standards organizations are:
European Committee for Standardization – CEN
European Committee for Electrotechnical standardization – CENELEC
European Telecommunications Standards institute – ETSI
Standards organization whose membership is open to the relevant national body from every country.
(BAS EN 45020:2009 definition 4.4.3.)
The most significant international standards organizations are:
International Organization for standardization – ISO
International Electrotechnical Commission – IEC