International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

Global reach

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) members come from all around the world. While each member is different, they do have one thing in common: all of them represent the entire range of electrotechnical interests in their country, companies and businesses, industry associations, educational bodies, governmental and regulatory bodies, for example. All stakeholders are brought together through the country’s member National Committee.


The IEC also reaches out to newly industrializing countries through its Affiliate Country Programme and, when added together with the members, they bring the spread of the IEC family across more than 97% of the world's population.


The IEC also cooperates with several international, regional and national partners to produce joint publications, help promote the importance of standardization around the world and to coordinate any potential overlaps in work.