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Global Cooperation

Supporting collaboration, development and adoption of standards across the globe with industry, governments and the public.

INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION (IEC)

The IEC external link is a global organization (participation is by country) that prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic, and related technologies. These serve as a basis for national standardization and as references when drafting international tenders and contracts.

IEEE Agreement with IEC - IEC/IEEE Dual Logo Agreement
The agreement, originally aimed at identifying suitable IEEE standards and draft standards as candidates for processing through the IEC full-consensus procedure at the country level, has been expanded to include the joint development of new or existing standards in parallel in both organizations. The agreement involves a dual-logo arrangement in which the logos of both organizations will appear on documents adopted by and jointly developed with IEC.

IEC Procedures
There are three core documents describing basic procedural rules to be followed by IEC committees:

Search for Technical Work in the IEC
A choice of search engines lets you either find general information about a technical committee or subcommittee, or else very specific information about the work they’re doing.

List of IEC Technical Committees external link
TC dashboard external link
Working documents, project files and work programmes external link
Publications and work in progress external link