International Organization for Standardization A non-governmental organization that sets standard codes for countries and. For example, all national postal organizations throughout the world exchange international mail in containers identified with the relevant country code. Subscription pricing is determined by: the specific standard s or collections of standards, the number of locations accessing the standards, and the number of employees that need access. . It was first published in 1998. The formerly used codes are four letter codes alpha-4. The application of these guidelines can be customized to any organization and its context.
If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: or or. Alphabetically search for a currency by country name or currency code. For some countries, codes are defined for more than one level of subdivisions. See the standard for former country codes. Alterations to a country name of code element are primarily based on information from United Nations Headquarters. Any use, including reproduction requires our written permission.
We also have a product, the , which you can where you will also find a decoding table. Other standards cover issues such as: open systems interconnection, information processing, information systems interoperability, identification cards, communication devices, etc. Founded on 23 February 1947, the organisation promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards. The four countries together constitute the. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please. Names and codes for subdivisions are usually taken from relevant official national information sources. Currency codes are composed of a country's two-character Internet country code plus a third character denoting the currency unit.
Read more about the different types of codes in the. This standard is also available to be included in Standards Subscriptions. In deference to the People's Republic of China, the refers to Taiwan as. Consistent with the organization's environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include: + enhancement of environmental performance; + fulfillment of compliance obligations; + achievement of environmental objectives. How the alpha 4 codes are constructed depends on the reason why the country name has been removed.
Internet domain name systems use the codes to define top level domain names such as '. The International Standard for country codes and codes for their subdivisions. Morroco currently 2018 controls most of the coastal region while the Sahrawis control the interior. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, it was one of the first organisations granted general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The created and maintains the. To be considered, some criteria, amongst others, include that the area be physically separated from its parent country and outside its territorial waters.
On the other hand, other members have their roots uniquely in the private sector, having been set up by national partnerships of industry associations. It also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organization. To find additional standards, please use the search bar above. For business, they are strategic tools that reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors and increasing productivity. In addition, in machine readable passports, the codes are used to determine the nationality of the user and when we send money from one bank to another the country codes are a way to identify where the bank is based. They help companies to access new markets, level the playing field for developing countries and facilitate free and fair global trade.
However, obsolete and old Euro-zone currencies are not included in the list. September 2017 There are, as of 2015 , 162 members of the. International Dialing Codes for making overseas phone calls are also listed below. All copyright requests should be addressed to. This article includes a , but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient. The country codes can be represented either as a two-letter code alpha-2 which is recommended as the general purpose code, a three-letter code alpha-3 which is more closely related to the country name and a three digit numeric code numeric -3 which can be useful if you need to avoid using Latin script. The codes may be alphabetic, numeric, or alphanumeric, and they may also be of constant or variable length.
Please help to this article by more precise citations. On the one hand, many of its member institutes are part of the governmental structure of their countries, or are mandated by their government. The technical committee consists out of 35 national standardization institutes and 37 observing. However, it does not define the names of countries — this information comes from United Nations sources Terminology Bulletin Country Names and the Country and Region Codes for Statistical Use maintained by the United Nations Statistics Divisions. The codes for subdivisions are represented as the alpha-2 code for the country, followed by up to three characters.