It would be interesting to compare organizations which include the appropriate national name vs. those that don't.
ASA = American Standards Association
CSA = Canadian Standards Association
BSI = British Standards Institute
DIN = Deutsche Industrie Norm (Germany)
NTSC = National Television Standards Committee (U.S.A.)
UL = Underwriters Laboratory (U.S.A.)
IEE = Institution of Electrical Engineers (U.K.)
Oh, and by the way, it doesn't matter what they call our railways in Britain these days.
It takes only one leaf on the line or the wrong sort of snowflake and nothing runs anyway!