ERIC Number: ED070829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
International Standards. U.S. Metric Study Report.
Huntoon, Robert D.; And Others
In this first interim report on the feasibility of a United States changeover to a metric system stems from the U.S. Metric Study, a series of conclusions and recommendations, based upon a national survey of the role of SI (System's International) units in international trade and other areas of foreign relations, includes the following suggestions: (1) The extent to which the United States should participate in international standardization of measurement units must soon be decided, (2) Other important factors must be considered in addition to the international standards issue before judging the advantages of metrication, (3) Product certification standards for exports will probably be necessary, (4) The import-export pattern of measurement-sensitive goods should be studied, and (5) The Department of Commerce should initiate economic policy changes in accordance with the development of plans for metrication. A wide range of resource materials is appended, including a list of selected questionnaires being utilized in the U.S. Metric Study. Related documents are available as VT 018 023-018 028, and VT 018 036-018 037 in this issue, and VT 017 558 and VT 017 564 in March 1973 RIE. (AG)
Descriptors: Evaluation Needs, Government Publications, Government Role, International Law, International Programs, International Relations, Labor Relations, Metric System, National Surveys, Resource Materials, Standards
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Catalog No. C13.10:345-1, $1.25)
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.