Each national standards body manages its own collection of standards and has access to the collections of other institutes. It places this collection at the disposal of the economic players and proposes a range of services. These may include:
- free information tools or services for identifying standards or for announcing new standards: catalogues, newsletters, Web servers, etc.;
- chargeable services for access to the normative texts in different forms: subscription, hardcopy form, CD-ROM, etc.;
- notification or subscription services for regular information;
- technical assistance, including to exporters.