|ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 1969|
OUR REF.: 29CL375/29F048/29D128/
|ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29|
Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information
Secretariat: Japan (JISC)
|DOC. TYPE||Other Document|
|TITLE||Agreement on Exchange of Information between ISO/IEC JTC 1 and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) [JTC 1 N 4536]|
|SOURCE||Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1|
|STATUS||In accordance with Resolution 9 taken at the tenth JTC 1 plenary meeting, 1996-12-10-13, Paris, France, JTC 1 has accepted this document and the JTC 1 Secretariat has submitted this document to the ISO and IEC Councils for endosement.|
|REFERENCES||SC 29 N 1890 (JTC 1 N 4474): Resolutions, 10th JTC 1 plenary meeting|
|REQUESTED ACT.||For SC 29's information|
|DISTRIBUTION||P-, O- and L-members, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29|
Officers, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1
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ISO/IEC JTC 1
ISO/IEC JTC 1 N 4472
Agreement on Exchange of Information Between ISO/IEC JTC 1 and ETSI
JTC 1 Secretariat
As per JTC 1 Paris resolution 9, JTC 1 accepts N 4472 as the Agreement on Exchange of Information Between ISO/IEC JTC 1 and ETSI. This document is forwarded to ISO and IEC Councils for endorsement.
ACTION ID: ACT
P and L Members
Mr. K. Brannon, ITTF
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Secretariat,ISO/IEC JTC 1,American National Standards Institute,
11 West 42nd Street,New York,NY 10036;Telephone: 1 212 642 4932;
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JTC 1 N 4472
Title : Agreement on Exchange of information between ISO/IEC
JTC1 and ETSI
Review of the Draft agreement on Exchange of Information between
ISO/IEC JTC1 and ETSI has taken place at the ISO/IEC JTC 1 plenary
on Dec 10, 96, and at the ETSI General Assembly on Dec 11, 96.
The appended document has been accepted by both parties as the
final text of the agreement.
The 27th ETSI General Assembly has formally endorsed the document
on Dec 11,96. This document is now presented for formal approval
of JTC1 Plenary as referenced in Resolution ...
ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC1)
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
Agreement on exchange of information between ISO/IEC JTC1 and
1 Basis for co-operation
The independent development by different standardization bodies
of standards on the same or similar subject matter is wasteful
of resources, risks confusion in the market place, and can result
in conflicting requirements being specified in authoritative documents
being published by different bodies.
Collaboration should occur wherever possible to ensure that all
interested parties have equal opportunity to participate jointly
in standardization activity with common goals. The resulting standards
will thus have been prepared through a single, open mechanism
and will be given equal status by all relevant participating authorities.
Therefore in the spirit of following these principles and achieving
mutually beneficial collaboration, this Agreement has been concluded
in order to facilitate the exchange of technical information between
ISO/IEC JTC1 and ETSI and has been approved by ISO and IEC Councils,
ISO/IEC JTC1 Plenary Resolution . . . . . . .. and by the 27th
ETSI General Assembly.
2 General exchange of information at Central Secretariat and
ETSI Secretariat level
The Central Secretariat shall regularly issue to the ETSI Secretariat:
The ISO/IEC JTC1 Secretariat and relevant subcommittees shall
provide to the ETSI Secretariat:
The ETSI Secretariat and relevant TCs and ETSI Projects shall
provide the Central Secretariat and ISO/IEC JTC1with:
Further exchange of available general information shall be possible.
3 Co-operation on standards between ISO/IEC JTC1 and ETSI
3.1 Co-operation by correspondence
ISO/IEC JTC1 and ETSI shall establish a list of ISO/IEC JTC1/SCs
and TCs and Projects within ETSI's Technical Organization which
have technical activities of common interest, and shall establish
appropriate liaisons and procedures for exchange of documents.
The list shall also indicate the names of the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC
committee secretariats and relevant ETSI contact points.
3.2 Co-operation through mutual representation at meetings
ISO/IEC JTC1 will grant A or C liaison with any of its subcommittees
for which co-operation with ETSI is considered to be mutually
beneficial. ISO/IEC JTC1 will reciprocally have the right to nominate
liaison officers to attend meetings of ETSI technical bodies.
Appropriate designated representatives of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC/WGs
may have direct contact with relevant ETSI TCs and Projects and
their subordinate technical groups, and representatives may attend
meetings of these committees, and of WGs at the invitation of
the parent body.
Appropriate designated representatives of relevant ETSI TCs and
Projects and their subordinate technical groups may attend meetings
of JTC1/SCs and of WGs at the invitation of the parent body.
4 Adoption of existing International Standards as ETSI European
Subject to the relevant Agreements between CEN, CENELEC and ETSI,
ISO/IEC Standards may be adopted by ETSI as European Standards.
When an ISO/IEC standard is proposed for adoption, the ETSI Secretariat
shall send copies of the documentation to the Central secretariat
which shall inform ISO/IEC JTC1. Normally the result of the procedure
will be that the ISO/IEC Standard is adopted by ETSI without change.
If, however, ETSI considers that changes are necessary the proposed
modifications shall be forwarded to the relevant JTC1 subcommittee
for consideration. If ISO/IEC JTC1 agrees to the changes, the
standard shall be revised. Otherwise, ETSI will need to prepare
a modified standard.
ISO/IEC JTC1 shall be notified of the adoption by the Central
secretariat and will take this into account when reviewing proposals
for revision, confirmation or withdrawal.
5.1 Joint co-ordination meetings
ISO/IEC JTC1 subcommittees and ETSI TCs and Projects dealing with
the same subject matter may organize joint meetings to discuss
matters of mutual interest.
6 Implementation of the Agreement
ISO/IEC JTC1 and ETSI shall take the necessary steps to develop
appropriate mechanisms for the practical implementation of the
In the event of difficulties arising in the performance of the
Agreement, ISO/IEC JTC1 and ETSI shall reporttheir Plenary meeting
and the General Assembly respectively (*3).
NOTE - The implementation of the Agreement is to be considered
as being within the framework of ISO/IEC JTC1 and ETSI procedures
and their possible future amendments.
The copyright of text originated by one party and published by
the other shall remain with the originating party, but a royalty-free
licence for its use is granted under the present Agreement, provided
that due acknowledgement is made.
7 Duration of the Agreement
This Agreement shall remain in force until such time that ISO/IEC
JTC1 or ETSI request its revision or its termination giving one
(*1) The exchange of information should be with ETSI as a whole, not just the GA
(*2) The ETSI General Assembly has decided that in future, European
Standards prepared by the Institute, which undergo the full Public
Enquiry and formal Vote shall be termed "ENs". There
will also be additional, membership-approved publications