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Based on JISC recommendations, 129 new standards were published, 336 standards were revised, 75 standards were withdrawn and 2,057 standards were confirmed in 2020FY. As of March 31, 2021, there are 10,912 active JIS.
Japan has stepped up efforts to harmonize JIS with international standards since the World Trade Organization (WTO)/Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) came into force in January 1995.
|Total number of JIS||10,912 standards|
|Number of JIS with corresponding international standards||6,321 standards|
|JIS identical to international standards (IDT)||38%|
|JIS modified from international standards (MOD)||59%|
|JIS not equivalent to international standards (NEQ)||3%|
(Figures as of Mar. 31, 2021)
The degree of correspondence of the standards with international standards (IDT, MOD, NEQ) is in accordance with the definition of ISO/IEC Guide 21-1.
The rate of harmonization is measured based on the "percentage of JIS with corresponding international standards."
As of March 31, 2021, there are 7,477 citations of JIS in 205 Japanese laws and regulations.
|Name of laws and regulations||Number of JIS References|
|Act on Securing Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Products including Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices (former Pharmaceutical Affairs Act)||1,330|
|Fire Service Act||650|
|Building Standards Act||638|
|Industrial Safety and Health Act||476|
|Act on Safety Assurance and Quality Improvement of Feeds||292|
(Note) In addition to the above, there are approximately 330 (as of Jan. 1, 2021) references to JIS in notifications under the Electrical Appliances and Materials Safety Act.
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