TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

Establishment of technical committee

Technical committees are established and dissolved by the technical management board.

The technical management board may transform an existing subcommittee into a new technical committee, following consultation with the technical committee concerned.

A proposal for work in a new field of technical activity which appears to require the establishment of a new technical committee may be made in the respective organization by

– a national body;

– a technical committee or subcommittee;

– a project committee;

– a policy level committee;

– the technical management board;

– the Chief Executive Officer;

– a body responsible for managing a certification system operating under the auspices of the organization;

– another international organization with national body membership. 

Participation in the work of technical committees and subcommittees 

All national bodies have the right to participate in the work of technical committees and subcommittees. In order to achieve maximum efficiency and the necessary discipline in the work, each national body shall clearly indicate to the office of the CEO, with regard to each technical committee or subcommittee, if it intends

– to participate actively in the work, with an obligation to vote on all questions formally submitted for voting within the technical committee or subcommittee, on new work item proposals, enquiry drafts and final draft International Standards, and to contribute to meetings (P-members), or

– to follow the work as an observer, and therefore to receive committee documents and to have the right to submit comments and to attend meetings (O-members).
A national body may choose to be neither P-member nor O-member of a given committee, in which case it will have neither the rights nor the obligations indicated above with regard to the work of that committee. Nevertheless, all national bodies irrespective of their status within a technical committee or subcommittee have the right to vote on enquiry drafts and on final draft International Standards. National bodies have the responsibility to organize their national input in an efficient and timely manner, taking account of all relevant interests at their national level. Membership of a subcommittee is open to any national body, regardless of their membership status in the parent technical committee. Members of a technical committee shall be given the opportunity to notify their intention to become a P- or O-member of a subcommittee at the time of its establishment. Membership of a technical committee does not imply automatic membership of a subcommittee; notification is required of the intended status of any interested member of the technical committee. A national body may, at any time, begin or end membership or change its membership status in any technical committee or subcommittee by informing the office of the CEO and the secretariat of the committee concerned. A technical committee or subcommittee secretariat shall notify the Chief Executive Officer if a P-member of that technical committee or subcommittee

– has been persistently inactive and has failed to contribute to 2 successive technical committee/subcommittee meetings, either by direct participation or by correspondence and has failed to appoint any experts to the technical work, or

– In IEC: has failed to vote on questions formally submitted for voting within the technical committee or subcommittee.

– In ISO: has failed to vote on over 20 % of the questions formally submitted for voting on the committee internal balloting (CIB) within the technical committee or subcommittee over one calendar year. Upon receipt of such a notification, the Chief Executive Officer shall remind the national body of its obligation to take an active part in the work of the technical committee or subcommittee. In the absence of a satisfactory response to this reminder, and upon persistent continuation of the above articulated shortcomings in required P-member behaviour, the national body shall without exception automatically have its status changed to that of O-member. A national body having its status so changed may, after a period of 12 months, indicate to the Chief Executive Officer that it wishes to regain P-membership of the committee, in which case this shall be granted. If a P-member of a technical committee or subcommittee fails to vote on an enquiry draft or final draft International Standard prepared by the respective committee, the Chief Executive Officer shall remind the national body of its obligation to vote. In the absence of a satisfactory response to this reminder, the national body shall automatically have its status changed to that of O-member. A national body having its status so changed may, after a period of twelve months, indicate to the Chief Executive Officer that it wishes to regain P-membership of the committee, in which case this shall be granted.


Technical committees


1. ТC 01 Conformity assessment
2. ТC 02 Quality management system
3. ТC 03 Environmental management system
4. ТC 04 Banking, finance and insurance
5. ТC 04/SC1 Accounting
6. ТC 05 Terminology
7. ТC 06 Health and medical care
8. ТC 07 Environment
9. ТC07/SC01 Tourism
10. ТC07/SC02 Water
11. ТC 08 Occupational conditions and safety
12. ТC 09 Metrology
13. ТC 09/SC01 Non-destructive testing
14. ТC 10 Mechanical Industry
15. ТC 11 Energy
16. ТC 11/SC01 Renewable energy
17. ТC 12 Electrical equipment and electronic goods
18. ТC 13 Information and communication technology
19. ТC 14 Documentation
20. ТC 15 Transport
21. ТC1 5/SC01 Vehicle road
22. ТC 16 Textile
23. ТC 16/SC01 Textile products
24. ТC 17 Agriculture
25. ТC17/SC01 Crop
26. ТC17/SC02 Livestock
27. ТC 18 Food
28. ТC18/SC01 Herbal food
29. ТC18/SC2 Meat, poultry, fish, eggs and their products
30. ТC18/SC03 Milk and milk products
31. ТC 19 Chemistry and chemical technology
32. ТC 20 Mining and minerals
33. ТC 21 Metallurgy
34. ТC 22 Construction materials and building
35. ТC 23 Forestry
36. ТC 24 Services for consumers
37. ТC24/SC01 Higher education
38. ТC24/SC02 Pre-school, primary and secondary education
39. ТC24/SC03 Professional education
40. ТC24/SC04 Physical education and sports
41. ТC 25 Oil and natural gas
42. ТC 26 Civil service
43. ТC 27 Social welfare services
44. ТC 28 Cosmetics
45. ТC 29 Containers and packaging
46. ТC 30 Glass, plastic and paper
47. ТC 31 Trade and public catering
48. ТC 32 Nanotechnology
49. ТC 33 Rail, marine use and waterway
50. ТC 34 Civil aviation
51. ТC 35 Arts and culture
52. ТC 36 Land use
53. ТC 37 Leather

Mongolian Agency for Standard and Metrology. 2017