This Recommendation provides working methods and procedures for approving draft new and revised ITU-T Recommendations using the alternative approval process.

This revision provides an opportunity for Member States to recognize that policy or regulatory implications might have been introduced to a draft Recommendation undergoing final revision at the study group meeting referenced in ITU-T Recommendation A.8, clause 5.2.

This revision to ITU-T Recommendation A.8 also aligns the text of clauses 5.2 and 7.1 with revised ITU-T Recommendation A.1 (07/2006) in which normal and delayed contributions are combined into a single type of input contribution.