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BSI Standards Now Available on ANSI Webstore
Nov 17, 2009 (10:11 AM EST)


WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The HASH(0x1273f70) HASH(0x1272870) (ANSI) has announced that its , a website for the purchase and download of U.S. and other national, regional, or international standards, now offers the complete collection of standards from the British Standards Institution (BSI) for the convenience of U.S. stakeholders.

"ANSI is pleased to partner with BSI to offer these internationally recognized standards to our customers," said George Gulla, ANSI vice president of publications. "This comprehensive set of documents is a valuable addition to the approximately 200,000 standards offered on the Institute's webstore."

Comprised of nearly 30,000 documents, the BSI body of standards addresses a wide range of topics critical to every industry, from agriculture to transport systems. The collection also includes all of the standards developed by the HASH(0x13174b0) HASH(0x1317520) (CEN) and the (CENELEC) as adopted by the British Standards Institution.

"Leveraging the ANSI brand will allow BSI to reach more companies and individuals. BSI content will provide companies interested in placing goods or services into the European Union a gateway for compliance with the New Approach Directives," explained Stuart V. Radcliffe, BSI vice president, business development.

Earlier this year, ANSI announced the launch of several new dynamic features on its webstore that enhance the user's experience, including auto-complete for document number searches, RSS feeds, and e-mail-a-friend functionality. The new capabilities make it quick and easy for webstore users to find what they are looking for, explore related information, and share their findings with their colleagues.

Standards from BSI and over 100 other standards developers are available for purchase on ANSI's electronic Standards Store (eSS) at HASH(0x131a990) .

ANSI is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.

The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). ANSI currently has offices in New York City and Washington, DC. For more information about ANSI, see HASH(0x131c110) .

BSI is a global independent business services organization that inspires confidence and delivers assurance to over 80,000 customers world wide with standards-based solutions. Originating as the world's first national standards body, BSI has over 2,300 staff operating in over 120 countries through more than 50 global offices. BSI's key offerings are:

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