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UL distributing IEC and ISO standards in Canada


July 16, 2014 – The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has granted Underwriters Laboratories (UL) non-exclusive rights to distribute International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards in Canada.

“ISO and IEC standards are integral to the safe development and use of products and services in Canada and throughout the world,” said SCC’s CEO John Walter. “SCC will continue to evaluate opportunities with SDOs and distribution channels to ensure that such standards are widely available for government and industry use.”

This agreement enables Northbrook, Ill.-based UL (an SCC-accredited standards development organization [SDO]) to offer Canadian manufacturers and technical, electrical and electronic engineers a new channel for accessing standards information. ISO and IEC standards became available for purchase on July 1, 2014, through UL’s online store at www.comm-2000.com.

“As a newly accredited standards developer in Canada, we feel it is important to provide additional ways for Canadians to access these essential documents,” said Robert A. Williams, vice-president, standards, UL. “Through this agreement we continue our commitment to supporting standards development in Canada.”