Centre Of Global Competitiveness

International Standards

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL STANDARDISATION BODIES

At the international level, Standards Malaysia is a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Malaysia, through Standards Malaysia has been elected as a member of ISO Council for the term 2007-2008 and recently re-elected for the term 2010-2011. With the trust given by the ISO member countries, Standards Malaysia now sits on the highest policy committee in the ISO.

Standards Malaysia also has been elected as a member of ISO Technical Management Board (ISO TMB) for the term 2003-2005 and recently re-elected for the term 2010-2012. This committee basically monitors all technical matters of the ISO.

By achieving the above two status in the ISO committee, Malaysia, through Standards Malaysia, is able to participate in the formulation of international standards policies that concern trade and also able to protect Malaysia's interest in the areas of standards.