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What is "Commercial Standards" - Definition & Explanation

'Recorded voluntary standards of the trade.' The U.S. Bureau of Standards issues Commercial Standards which are not laws, but are important as accepted voluntary benchmarks of performance and quality by the industry. These standards are usually referred to by number, and spell out test procedures and minimum performance guidelines.

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