Standards Cooperation

IEEE SA coordinates with standards bodies around the world. Our engagement with these bodies is through membership, liaisons or through formal agreements--which can have many purposes, including to:

  • Facilitate partnering on joint efforts or events

  • Promote adoption and/or distribution of standards in different regions or countries

  • Encourage closer cooperation between organizations

  • Facilitate coordination and collaboration between technical communities

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
IEEE and IEC’s engagement spans decades with the continuation of bi-lateral participation between organizations by individuals working both in the IEEE and in their respective IEC national committees. IEEE and IEC have an agreement to increase cooperation in developing international standards in our common areas of interest. The IEC/IEEE Dual Logo Agreement facilitates processes for the joint development of standards for the adoption of IEEE standards by IEC and for their maintenance. And IEEE SA holds a non-voting seat on the IEC’s Standardization Management Board.

International Standardization Organization (ISO)
IEEE has been coordinating with ISO for many years.. The ISO/IEEE Partner Standards Development Organization (PSDO) Cooperation Agreement optimizes stakeholder resources in the development of standards where both organizations have expertise, and to shorten time-to-market. The agreement facilitates processes for the joint development of standards and for the adoption of IEEE standards by ISO. The agreement currently focuses on the following technical areas:


International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
IEEE is a sector member of all three ITU sectors: Telecommunication Standardization, Radiocommunication,and Development, under which IEEE standards developing groups liaise, submit technical contributions and participate in study and working groups. We also participate in select conferences and workshops relevant to the areas of interest of IEEE.



Standards Institutions

There are a diversity of standards institutions involved in the development of standards used nationally, regionally and globally that impact trade, drive competition and innovation, increase interoperability and help ensure safety. As a global standards developing body working across a multitude of technical domains and industry sectors, IEEE engages with many standards institutions to facilitate understanding about the IEEE standardization paradigm and for adoption of standards, as well as to provide flexible frameworks for cooperation and collaboration.

African Electrotechnical Commission (AFSEC)
African Standardisation Organization (ARSO)
African Telecommunications Union (ATU)
Bhutan Standards Bureau (BSB)
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
China Communications Standards Association (CCSA)
China Electronic Standardization Institute (CESI)
China National Institute of Standardization (CNSI)
European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI)
GCC Standardisation Organization (GSO)
Ghana Standards Authority (GSA)
Hungarian Standards Institution (MSZT)
Institute of Technical Standards of Costa Rica (INTECO)
Internet Society
Kazakhstan Institute of Standardization and Certification (KATZINST)
The Korean Agency For Technology and Standards (KATS)
Korea Electric Association (KEA)
Korea Electronics Association (KEA)
Korean Society of Automotive Engineers (KSAE)
Rwanda Standards Board (RSB)
Servicio Ecuatoriano de Normalization (INEN)
South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)
Standards Australia
Standards Institution of Israel (SII)
Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards (TAICS)
Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI)
The Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA)
Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)
Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS)