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

News release – 2009 Number 01

Bahrain and Montenegro join IEC Family

IEC welcomes its newest members

 

Geneva, Switzerland, 2009-01-15 Bahrain and Montenegro are the latest countries to join the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) – the world’s leading organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies and that administers global conformity assessment systems.

 

Both countries join the IEC as Associate Members with limited participation rights. Associate Members may participate as observers in all technical meetings and in the Council and Standardization Management Board (SMB) meetings held during the annual General Meeting. They have access rights and can comment on all IEC technical documents. In addition, Associate Members may request the IEC General Secretary to become Participating members (P-members) on a maximum of four technical committees and/or subcommittees with the right to vote on technical work emanating from these committees.

 

The IEC Family now counts 157 countries (74 Full and Associate Members and 83 Affiliates from developing countries). Altogether the countries in the IEC Family represent more than 95 % of the world population.

Bahrain

Bahraini National Committee of the IEC
Bahrain Standards and Metrology Directorate
Ministry of Industry and Commerce
Khayiria Building, 2nd floor
PO Box 5479
Manama
Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: +97317574871
Fax: +97317530730
Email: Bahraini National Committee of the IEC

 

The Kingdom of Bahrain has a population of 718 306 (July 2008 est.) and estimated electricity production of 8,187 billion kWh. Its principal industries are petroleum processing and refining, aluminium smelting, iron pelletization, fertilizers, Islamic and offshore banking, insurance, ship repairing and tourism.

 

The President of the Bahraini National Committee of the IEC is Mr. Khalid Khalil Al-Muhanadi, from the Ministry of Electricity and Water, and the Secretary is Mrs. Wasan Khalaf, from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce's Bahrain Standards and Metrology Directorate.

Montenegro

Montenegrin National Committee of the IEC
Institut za standardizaciju Crne Gore
(Institute for standardization of Montenegro)
Bul. Svetog Petra Cetinjskog, br.91
81000 Podgorica
Montenegro
Tel/Fax: +382 20 225 863
Email: Montenegrin National Committee of the IEC

 

Montenegro has a population of 678 177 and estimated electricity production of 2,864 billion kWh. Its principal industries are steel making, aluminium, agricultural processing, consumer goods and tourism.

 

The President of the Montenegrin National Committee of the IEC is Mr. Miodrag Perović, and the Secretary is Ms. Ivana Vlahović, both from the Institute for Standardization of Montenegro.

 

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