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The International Electrotechnical Commission is the leading global organization that publishes consensus-based International Standards and manages conformity assessment systems for electric and electronic products, systems and services, collectively known as electrotechnology.


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Latest Newsletter - 2017


We are happy to share with you the 2017 CEN and CENELEC Global Outreach report! It provides a summary of the key achievements, evolution and trends of the CEN and CENELEC activities with various regional and national standardization organizations outside their membership, including strategic partnerships, technical cooperation and the dissemination of European Standards.

Notable development in 2017:

· At the end of 2017 most of the previous foreign partners have transferred to the new Affiliation and Companion Standardization Bodies (CSB) status with CEN and CENELEC;

· CEN and CENELEC expanded their cooperation with other regions, agreeing Memoranda of Understanding with: Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) and the South Asian Regional Standards Organization (SARSO);

· For the first time the Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC) has notified the adoption of some 91 European standards in China;

· On a general note, in 2017 some 6112 European standards have been adopted around the world. Among the most active NSBs/NCs adopting European standards was INS (Moldova) who in 2017 notified the adoption of 3660 ENs, in total having adopted 70% CEN and CENELEC portfolio.

Read the full report (pdf format) on the international cooperation section of our website and please do not hesitate to share it widely!