This part sets out the procedures to be followed within ISO and the IEC in carrying out their technical work: primarily the development and maintenance of International Standards through the activities of technical committees and their subsidiary bodies. This twelfth edition incorporates changes agreed by the respective technical management boards since publication of the eleventh edition in 2014.
Procedures which are not common to the JTC 1 Supplement, respectively.
Although it is necessary for the technical work to progress speedily, sufficient time is required before the approval stage for the discussion, negotiation and resolution of significant technical disagreements.
National bodies need to ensure discipline with respect to deadlines and timetables in order to avoid long and uncertain periods of “dead time”.
In order to attain these objectives, the procedures are based on the following concepts.