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The International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 130 countries, one from each country. ISO is a non-governmental organization established in 1947. The mission of ISO is to promote the development of standardisation and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing co-operation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.

EIGA, through its members, is active in various ISO technical committees and their associated working groups which are of particular relevance to industrial gases. Examples are ISO TC 58 (gas cylinders), ISO TC 220 (cryogenic vessels) and TC121 (anaesthetic and respiratory equipment). In addition, EIGA has liaison status with all relevant technical committees and attends their meetings as an observer where appropriate.