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What is the effect of Brexit on BSI and ISO standards?

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Published on LexisPSL on 28/10/2020

The following TMT Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • What is the effect of Brexit on BSI and ISO standards?
  • Standardisation and the impact of Brexit
  • Do references in contracts need to change?

What is the effect of Brexit on BSI and ISO standards?

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) develops and publishes international standards on a variety of subjects and areas, such as quality management, information security, environmental policy and the manufacturing of specific goods. These standards provide requirements, specifications, guidance and essential characteristics which are used to consistently ensure that the provision of materials, products, processes and services are fit for service irrespective of their source.

The British Standards Institution (BSI) works in a similar capacity, but at a national level. It Is the recognised ‘National Standards Body’ for the UK, and is also the UK’s representative in international bodies like the ISO, as well as the European standards bodies, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee

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