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Making electrotechnology work… for everyone


Millions of electrical or electronic products and systems rely on IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment (CA) Systems.

The IEC is the world’s leading organization that publishes globally relevant International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies, supports all forms of conformity assessment and administers 3rd party CA Systems.

For industry and economic development

We coordinate the work of thousands of experts who represent their national stakeholders in the IEC. These experts develop the many technical documents that define testing, interoperability, safety and other essential requirements, which are needed by industry and support the growth and advancement of economies.

Global consensus and expertise

Each IEC International Standard represents a global consensus of state-of-the art know-how and expertise. They incorporate the needs of stakeholders of all participating nations. Every member country represented through the IEC National Committee has one vote and a say in what goes into an IEC International Standard.