International Federation of Standards Users
Standards make the world go round…
IFAN has four categories of membership.
National members are usually standards user organizations/committees in a given country/customs territory which admit standards users to their membership without restrictions with respect to professions, industry sectors, sub-
Developing national members
Developing national members are national standards user bodies with limited economic resources
Corporate members are industrial and commercial companies and corporations, sole traders, consultancies, professional and trade associations, public sector bodies, etc. which deal with the use and/or implementation of standards.
Associate members are members of the Federation who are individuals who may, on account of their standards professional knowledge and expertise, participate in the work of the Federation as individual experts and who have been admitted
into the Federation at the invitation of the Board, with no voting rights, in accordance with the IFAN Statutes and Rules of Procedure.
Annual membership dues
The IFAN Board, after negotiation with the interested parties, determines the dues of new members within the limits given below. The dues are allocated in units:
– from 1 to 16 units for national members,
– from 1 to 50 units for corporate members,
– from 0 to 2 units for national developing members.
The value of the unit is decided by the Board for each financial year.
The current value of the unit from 1 January 2017 is CHF 100, from 1 January 2018 this will increase to CHF 105 as agreed by the members at the 2016 Members’ Assembly
Procedure for joining IFAN
Any organization, company, governmental agency, professional or trade association wishing to become a member of IFAN is invited to complete the Membership application form for national IFAN members; the Membership application form for national developing IFAN members or the Membership application form for corporate IFAN members, as appropriate, and send it to the Secretary of IFAN.
The IFAN Board decides on the admission of new members and fixes the membership dues in agreement with the applicants.
The Secretary informs the applicants of the decision concerning their admission to IFAN and informs the IFAN membership about new IFAN members.