SCC and CSA Group to broaden sale of standards in Canada

OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with CSA Group, granting CSA non-exclusive rights to distribute International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. This agreement enables CSA Group to offer Canadian manufacturers and technical, electrical and electronic engineers a convenient new channel to access critical standards information. ISO and IEC standards will be available through CSA Group's online store at http://shop.csa.ca/.

"CSA Group is a standards development organization that is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada," said SCC's Chief Executive Officer, John Walter. "Our relationship will enable efficient distribution of ISO and IEC standards. These standards are integral to promoting the safe development and use of technologies critical to our country's competitive edge and social well-being." SCC will continue to evaluate opportunities with standards development organizations and distribution channels to ensure that such standards are widely available in Canada.

"By providing access to these important ISO and IEC documents on our website, we are demonstrating our ongoing commitment and support of international standards development activities," said Bonnie Rose, President, Standards, CSA Group. "We believe Canadian engineers, manufacturers and other stakeholders will benefit greatly from additional access to these valuable publications."

SCC is a Crown corporation and a portfolio of Industry Canada. With the goal of enhancing Canada's economic competitiveness and social well-being, SCC leads and facilitates the development and use of national and international standards. SCC also coordinates Canadian participation in standards development, and identifies strategies to advance Canadian standardization efforts. Accreditation services are provided by SCC to approximately 500 customers, including various product certifiers and testing laboratories. SCC represents Canada at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and oversees the Canadian National Committee to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). For additional information on SCC, visit www.scc.ca, or send inquiries to info@scc.ca.

SOURCE: Standards Council of Canada

For further information:

Media contact:

Antonia Kusy
Manager, Corporate Communications and Planning
Standards Council of Canada
+1 613 238 3222 ext. 462
akusy@scc.ca


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