The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) have launched a new web site for the joint ISO/IEC information centre. The site features general information on the role of international standards and conformity assessment, and shows how important this is in the facilitation of world trade. It also features the IEC and ISO standards catalogues, standards under development, and a dedicated enquiry service.

Other pages include reference publications, which list publications used in the elaboration and/or adoption of international standards, and the WSSN (world standards services network) portal, which offers links to other standards catalogues and work programmes worldwide.

www.standardsinfo.net