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ISO proposal for a creation of a new technical committee „Ayush systems“

Proposal for creation of a new technical committee „Ayush systems“ is made by National Standards Body of India (BIS).


Standardization in the field of Ayush systems including Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa rigpa and Homoeopathy. Both traditional and modern aspects of products and services of these systems are covered. 

Excluded from its scope are products and services covered by ISO/TC 54 ‘Essential oils’, ISO/TC 215 Health Informatics, and ISO/TC 249 ‘Traditional Chinese Medicine’.

Purpose and justification for the proposal

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages – by achieving universal health coverage (UHC), addressing health emergencies and promoting healthier populations. Ayush systems can make a significant contribution to the goal of UHC by being included in the provision of essential health services.

With a view to promote the safety, quality and effectiveness of Ayush systems, it is envisaged to formulate International Standards. Such an endeavour is poised to not only augment the International trade but also building confidence among the consumers.

Proposal for initial work programme items

The initial Programme of Work of the proposed ISO/TC shall focus on Standardization in the 

field of Ayush systems, but not limited to the following:

The potential stakeholders: consumers, industries, governments/regulatory organizations, national and international traders, academia and researchers across the globe dealing with Traditional systems of medicine including Ayush systems will benefit from and be affected by the proposed deliverables

In case of national interest, Bulgaria can support the creation of this ISO/TC „Ayush systems”. If the establishment of ISO/TC is accepted by the national standards bodies – members of ISO, BDS can obtain P- or O-membership in the work of the newly established committee. 

The national stakeholders can provide their position on the proposal for this new work item of ISO by 09.11.2022 to Desislava Gulenova, e-mail: desislava.gulenova@bds-bg.org, tel: +359 2 81 74 581.

For more information here: Form-Proposal for a New Field of Activity-ISO TC AYUSH: