About World Standards Day

The U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day, an event that recognizes the critical role of various stakeholders across the standards community, including business leaders, industry, academia, and government.

The event will include the presentation of the Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership award, which is named after the late U.S. Secretary of Commerce and honors an individual who has effectively promoted standardization as a key tool in the elimination of global trade barriers. The winners of the World Standards Day Paper Competition will also be announced.

Please note that the annual U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day is a widely attended event that is co-sponsored and attended by federal government agencies.

World Standards Day was initially launched in 1970, and is now recognized and celebrated by nations around the globe. U.S. activities are organized annually by a planning committee consisting of representatives from the standards and conformity assessment community. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will serve as the event’s administrating organization.

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