The Hegemony of International Standards: How is the ISO Legal Framework Established?

  • Jackson Simango Magoge and Sayed Qudrat Hashimy
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  • Jackson Simango Magoge

    Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Iringa, Tanzania

  • Sayed Qudrat Hashimy

    PhD Scholar (Law) at Department of Studies in Law, University of Mysore, India

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This article explores the essential role of standards and standardization in the global context. Every year October 14th, Standards Day commemorates the work of Standards Development Organizations, which forge common ground in our diverse global marketplace. Standards are the cornerstone of product consistency, interconnectivity, and universal understanding. The paper delves into the history and development of standards, spotlighting organizations like the IEC and ISO that paved the way for seamless global trade. National standards bodies also play a vital role in setting industry benchmarks, certifying products, and representing their countries in international contexts. Standards act as the world's common language, fostering interchangeability, compatibility, and technology transfer. They break down trade barriers by harmonizing requirements and improving global communication through standardized signage and protocols. These standards benefit consumers, businesses, governments, and society by ensuring quality, safety, and environmental protection. Despite challenges in some domains, the role of standards in facilitating international business and projecting a global image remains paramount in our increasingly interconnected world.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 862 - 888


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