OFAC issues guidance on international standards development.
Press Release Summary:
August 23, 2012 - Office of Foreign Assets Control issued guidance regarding applicability of U.S. sanctions regulations to international standards development activities through ISO and IEC. According to OFAC, standards development activities either fall within "informational materials" exemption to sanctions regulations, or are authorized under general license which allows for collaboration on creation and enhancement of written publications, such as international standards.
Original Press Release
OFAC Issues Guidance on U.S. Participation in ISO and IEC Standards Development
Press release date: August 16, 2012