Standardization Processes

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For federal agencies to be able to issue a NOM, the Federal Law on Metrology and Standardization requires them to form a committee, known as National Consulting Standardization Committees (CCNNs), to develop the project of the standard, (after registration in the National Standardization Program) and which is published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) for review during a period of 60 days.

At the end of this period, the CCNN analyzes and makes observations on the comments received. The replies to the comments are also published in the DOF. The CCNN then authorizes the final standard to be published in the DOF.

The development of a NMX is done in a similar way: the standards are developed by the National Standardization Bodies or the National Standardization Technical Committees (CTNN) coordinated by the Secretariat of Economy.