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International Organization for Standardization

ISO is not an acronym but the name of a standards setting organization chartered by the United Nations. The name ISO is derived from Greek and connotes equality, i.e. each member country regardless of size or wealth gets only one vote. The ISO 4217 are the standard three letter currency codes. These codes are usually composed of the ISO 3166 two letter country code plus a third letter representing the name of the currency.
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International Organization for Standardization

A non-governmental organization that sets standard codes for countries and currencies. ISO sets the ISO 3166 codes for countries and provinces, which are used in international banking transactions and shipping. Likewise, it sets the ISO 4217 codes for individual currencies. ISO has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and, because its standards are usually adopted into the law of member states, it is more powerful than most other NGOs.
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The International Organisation for Standardisation is a non-governmental organisation that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors, focused on creating solutions that meet both the requirements of business and the broader needs of society.
THE INTERNATIONAL Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is trying to harmonise rules behind ecolabels, so businesses can be confident ecolabelled supplies were produced in an environment-friendly way.
THE INTERNATIONAL Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has issued guidelines on the packaging of pharmaceuticals, covering all primary packaging materials, including glass, rubber, plastic, aluminium, and others.
THE INTERNATIONAL Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has released guidelines advising on how best to check whether foodstuffs contain genetically modified material.
THE INTERNATIONAL Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has launched a new standard designed to maximise the safety benefits of sensors that check tyre pressure and warn drivers when there is a risk of a blow-out.
THE INTERNATIONAL Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has released a DVD with 2,400 ISO-approved graphical symbols, recognised worldwide, for easy and accurate transfers onto clothing products.
THE INTERNATIONAL Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has now published its promised new standard for food safety management systems, designed to ensure there are no weak links in food supply chains, including the packaging sector.
THE INTERNATIONAL Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published a new standard for food safety management systems, designed to ensure there are no weak environmental health links in food supply chains.

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