Celebratory stamp marks the beginning of the 90th anniversary celebration of standardization in Serbia

As the Institute for Standardization of Serbia (ISS) begins the celebration of the significant milestone of 90 years of standardization, it is with great honour that they announce the issuance of a commemorative postage stamp, symbolizing the inauguration of the 90th anniversary celebration. This gesture not only signifies the beginning of the jubilant festivities but also serves as a testament to the enduring legacy and contributions of ISS’s institution over the past nine decades.

Since the 1920s, as the economy grew, various normative documents have emerged in Serbia, highlighting the importance of standardization, especially in mining, electrical engineering, and construction. Professor Dušan Tomić from the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Belgrade established the Yugoslav National Committee for Normalization on September 16, 1934. This pivotal initiative was geared towards streamlining general, technical, and commercial standards, thereby laying the groundwork for systematic standardization endeavors. It is in recognition of his seminal contribution that ISS chose Professor Dušan Tomić's image to adorn their postage stamp, symbolizing the inauguration of the esteemed 90th anniversary celebration.


Despite wartime disruptions, standardization continued, as seen in the release of temporary standards for Military Clogs and Maintenance Instructions for Footwear in 1944. After the war, the government of the FPRY founded the Federal Commission for Standardization, which, immediately after resuming standardization activities, applied for admission to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and from 1 January 1950, represented Serbia as its 28th member.


Over time, the national standards body underwent various name and legal form changes, eventually evolving into today's Institute for Standardization of Serbia (ISS), which is the only national standards body in the Republic of Serbia.


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