Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
This part of ISO/IEC 21000 specifies the ISO/IEC 21000 binary format which is an alternative serialization format of descriptions as specified within other ISO/IEC 21000 parts, e.g. ISO/IEC 21000-2. This enables the efficient interchange or storage of ISO/IEC 21000 descriptions.