On an individual level this uncertainty can be very frustrating, in a business context it can be very expensive.
Organizing meetings and deliveries, writing contracts and buying airplane tickets can be very difficult when the date is unclear.
Hawaiian time on December 7, 1941, took place at a.m. A particular day may be represented by a different date in another calendar as in the Gregorian calendar and the Julian calendar, which have been used simultaneously in different places.
In most calendar systems, the date consists of three parts: the day of month, month, and the year.
ISO 8601 can be used by anyone who wants to use a standardized way of presenting dates and times.
It helps cut out the uncertainty and confusion when communicating internationally.
The international standard date notation is where YYYY is the year in the usual Gregorian calendar, MM is the month of the year between 01 (January) and 12 (December), and DD is the day of the month between 01 and 31.
For example, the fourth day of February in the year 1995 is written in the standard notation as Other commonly used notations are e.g.
Especially the first two examples are dangerous, because as both are used quite often in the U. and in Great Britain and both can not be distinguished, it is unclear whether 2/4/95 means 1995-04-02 or 1995-02-04.
A calendar date is a reference to a particular day represented within a calendar system.
The calendar date allows the specific day to be identified.
Explanatory documents for International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) are produced as a result of a decision of the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in 2004.
They are written to provide supporting information for the standard to which they refer and are not an official legal interpretation of the IPPC or its related documents, and are produced for public information purposes only.