Standards can be developed nationally or internationally. SCC's role is to: 


  • prescribe the rules for developing National Standards of Canada 
  • accredit the standards development organizations (SDOs) that develop standards 
  • approve SDO documents as National Standards of Canada 
  • facilitate the participation of Canadian technical experts who help to develop ISO and IEC International Standards 

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