China, Europe, and the Use of Standards as Trade Barriers: How Should the U.S. Respond? : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards, Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, May 11, 2005


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Side 51 - Its mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of US business and the quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems and safeguarding their integrity.
Side 60 - Members shall ensure that technical regulations are not prepared, adopted or applied with a view to or with the effect of creating unnecessary obstacles to international trade.
Side 51 - Conformity assessment is the term used to describe steps taken by both manufacturers and independent third-parties to determine fulfillment of standards requirements.
Side 50 - ANSI ensures the integrity of the standards development process and determines whether standards meet the necessary criteria to be approved as American National Standards. ANSI's approval of these standards is intended to verify that the principles of openness and due process have been followed and that a consensus of all interested parties has been reached. In addition, ANSI considers any evidence that the proposed American National Standard is contrary to the public interest, contains unfair provisions...
Side 55 - ANSI's mission is to enhance US global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization system.
Side 55 - ANSI is the sole US representative and dues-paying member of the two major non-treaty international standards organizations, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and, via the US National Committee (USNC), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ANSI was a founding member of the ISO and plays an active role in its governance.
Side 19 - CARB (Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology), a partnership with the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute. Dr. Semerjian received his M'.Sc. (1968) and Ph.D. (1972) degrees in engineering from Brown University. He served as a lecturer and post doctoral research fellow in the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto. He then joined the research staff of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Division of United Technologies Corp. in East Hartford, Conn. In 1977, Dr. Semerjian joined the...
Side 28 - I would again like to thank you for the opportunity to discuss these important issues with you.
Side 12 - I want to thank our witnesses for taking the time to appear before the subcommittee today, and I look forward to their testimony.
Side 85 - ... Robert T. Howard, entitled, "A Bill of Professional Rights for Employed Engineers?" The malaise of extreme corporate discipline over engineers who take their professional dictates seriously infects the performance and very structure of the so-called professional engineering societies. These societies, such as the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ( ASME) , behave like manufactures

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