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

Our values

Vision & mission


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“IEC everywhere for a safer, more efficient world.”


“Our mission is to achieve worldwide use of IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment Services that ensure the safety, efficiency, reliability and interoperability of electrical, electronic and information technologies, to enhance international trade, facilitate broad electricity access and enable a more sustainable world.”


About us

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.



A global network of some 170 countries that covers 99% of world population and electricity generation

Offers an Affiliate Country Programme to encourage developing countries to use and participate in IEC work free of charge

Develops International Standards that represent a global concensus of state-of-the-art know-how and expertise. Administers Conformity Assessment Systems

Over 20 000 experts

100 years expertise.