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

Our values

Vision & mission

Vision & mission

Vision & mission

The IEC brings nations and experts together to develop International Standards which facilitate world trade by removing technical barriers to trade, leading to new markets and economic growth.


Through its members, the Commission promotes international cooperation on all questions of standardization and related matters, such as the assessment of conformity to standards, in all electrical, electronic and related technologies – collectively known as "electrotechnology".


The IEC's vision, mission and strategy is oulined in the Masterplan. This document takes into account the needs of the whole IEC community and of developing markets to shape the Commission's long-term objectives and policies.




“IEC Standards and conformity assessment programmes – the key to international trade.”


“The IEC's mission is to be globally recognized as the leading provider of standards, conformity assessment systems and related services needed to facilitate international trade and enhance user value in the fields of electricity, electronics and associated technologies.”