Consensus Building

The voluntary, market driven process of standards development within JTC 1 is progressed through collaboration and consensus building. Adoption of the ISO/IEC JTC 1 recommendations is voluntary but widely applied. The World Trade Organization follows the IEC recommendations for certification for global trade. When products comply with the recommendations, the certification processes are faster and easier, so products are available in the marketplace more quickly.

Consortia bring their standards to the JTC 1 for globalization, because the JTC1 has a broad global view that cuts across governments and industries. Through consensus building, an acceptable standard can quickly be developed and put in practice by the international community.