What is the difference between, a standard, regulation and technical regulation?
Document, established by consensus and approved by a recognized body, that provides, for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context.
NOTE: Standards should be based on the consolidated results of science, technology and experience, and aimed at the promotion of optimum community benefits.
Document providing binding legislative rules, that is adopted by an authority
Regulation that provides technical requirements, either directly or by referring to or incorporating the content of a standard, technical specification or code of practice.
A technical regulation may be supplemented by technical guidance that outlines some means of compliance with the requirements of the regulation.