International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies
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Cooperation between the IEC and CANENA


The cooperation agreement between the IEC and CANENA (Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards of the Nations of the Americas) signed in September 2000 relates to:

  • promote the use of IEC standards with CANENA members and
  • enhance technical cooperation in standards development

This agreement is expected to be instrumental in ensuring a rational use of available resources in standardization activities and transparency of the standards process, thus facilitating world trade. It will also accelerate the standardization process and promote the development and implementation of IEC standards in response to market demand.