New Proposal

GUIDANCE IN COMPLETING NEW WORK ITEM PROPOSAL (NP) FORM

Patent rights
STANDARDS MALAYSIA has a policy on inclusion of patented items in standards- knowledge of any known patents should be declared.

Purpose and justification

a) The specific aims and reasons for the standardisation activity, with particular emphasis on the aspects of standardisation to be covered, the problems it is expected to solve or the difficulties it is intended to overcome.

b) The main interest that might benefit from or be affected by the activity, such as industry, consumers, trade, government, and distributors.

c) Feasibility of the activity: are there factors that could hinder the successful establishment or general application of the standard?

d) Timeliness of the standard to be produced: is the technology reasonably stabilised? If now, how much time is likely to be available before advances in technology may render the proposed standard outdated? Is the proposed standard required as a basis for the future development of the technology in question?

e) Urgency of the activity, considering the needs of other fields or organisations. Indicate target date and when a series of standards is proposed, suggest priorities.

f) The benefits to be gained by the implementation of the proposed standard; alternatively, the loss or disadvantage(s) if no standard is established within a reasonable time. Data such as product volume or value of trade should be included and quantified.

g) If the standardisation activity is or is likely to be the subject of regulations or to require the harmonisation of existing regulations, this should be indicated. If a series of new projects is proposed the purpose and justification of which is common, a common proposal may be drafted including all elements to be clarified and enumerating the titles and scopes of each individual project.

Strategic priorities
In developing Malaysian Standards, STANDARDS MALAYSIA seeks to focus on public interest priorities align with the government focus area (e.g. Malaysia Plan, Industrial Master Plan (IMP), National Directions and Policies etc.) which are relevant and serve to address urgent national concerns. These should be indicated together with the impact of not having such a standard.

Stakeholder support
Proposer must demonstrate the proposed Malaysian Standard has sufficient support from the relevant stakeholders to anticipate consensus and adoption. Stakeholders may include small business, industry, manufacturer, supplier or distributor, consumer, government, union, professional, academic, other exporter, etc. Balanced representation is essential. Relevant and interested organisations or bodies, which would be affected by the standard, shall be invited to the meetings.