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Two MH10 American national standards withdrawn

MHI and its committee for Unit Loads and Transport Packages announces the withdrawal of two American National Standards in order to encourage adoption of equivalent ISO standards


June 29, 2018
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MHI and its MH10 committee for Unit Loads and Transport Packages has announced the withdrawal of two American National Standards in order to encourage adoption of equivalent ISO standards. The original MH10 standards served as the basis for the guidance and development of the recently approved ISO international standards.

The MH10 committee serves as the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for ISO Technical Committee (TC) 122, Packaging, and has advised that the international standards include guidance for American national standards, which means that the equivalent national standards are no longer required.

The withdrawn national standards are:

  • ANSI MH10.8.1-2005, Automatic Identification and Data Capture Techniques Used in Shipping, Receiving, and Transport Applications, which can be replaced by ISO 15394:2017, Packaging – Bar code and two-dimensional symbols for shipping, transport and receiving labels.
  • ANSI MH10.8.7-2005, Labeling and Direct Product Marking with Linear Bar Code and Two-Dimensional Symbols, which can be replaced by ISO 28219:2017, Packaging — Labelling and direct product marking with linear bar code and two-dimensional symbols.

“The publication of the ISO international standards and the withdrawal of the ANSI national standards aligns with a strategy of the MH10 committee to utilize the guidance from American national standards in international standards so that the practices in the standards can be globally adopted,” said Patrick Davison, director of standards at MHI.

“The MH10 working group did a great job in promoting the United States’ position during the development of the ISO standards.”

Entities still using ANSI MH10.8.1 or ANSI MH10.8.7 are encouraged to utilize the equivalent ISO standards, which are available at the ISO Store at: www.iso.org/store.html.

For more information on the adoption of the international standards, or the activities or membership opportunities of the MH10 committee, contact Patrick Davison at 704-676-1190 or pdavison@mhi.org.