International standards are
|“||[p]rocedures, definitions, or measures used by non-governmental organizations and/or governments in the conduct of certain agreed-upon activities.||”|
An international standard is a
|“||standard recognized by an international agreement to serve internationally as the basis for assigning values to other standards of the quantity and material composition concerned.||”|
|“||[s]tandard formally approved and recognized by the ISO or the IEC. The acronyms ISO and/or IEC appear in the titles of these standards. One example of these standards is ISO Standard 15408, the Common Criteria, an internationally recognized IT standard.||”|
"There does seem to be some general agreement that for a standard to be considered international it must be used in multiple nations and its development process is open to representatives from all countries. Some international standards are promulgated by multinational treaty organizations, such as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) or the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Some international standards are promulgated by multinational nontreaty organizations, such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Some international standards are promulgated by organizations that originated as national industry associations, professional societies, or standards developers, but over time evolved into a global presence with multinational participation. For example, ASTM International, SAE International, and NFPA International."
- Securing Cyberspace Through International Norms: Recommendations for Policymakers and the Private Sector, at 4.
- DOE Manual 470.4-7, at 30.
- DoD Biometric Standards Development: Recommended Approach, at 8.
- Society for Standards Professionals, "Frequently Asked Questions" (2010) (full-text).