National Committees

Our members, the IEC National Committees, appoint experts to participate in IEC standardization and conformity assessment work
List of members

National Committees

National Committees provide the management expertise and send experts to represent national needs in the global IEC standardization and conformity assessment arena.

Upon admission, every IEC Member – one National Committee per country - promises to fully represent all private and public national interests in the field of electrotechnology at the global level in IEC standardization and conformity assessment activities.

The IEC offers them a neutral, independent international forum where often globally renowned experts from industry, government, academia and user groups can sit together and find consensus on solutions to broad technical challenges.

 

Benefits of membership

The key benefits of membership come from participating in the development of the standardization and conformity assessment work of the IEC. By participating in the creation of a standard, an NC can be sure that the interests of its country have been taken into account.

 

Those involved in IEC standardization work come from all areas of the market and each chooses to participate for various reasons.
The IEC offers its members:

Facts & figures

IEC National Committees
Full Members62
Associate Members26
Total88

network

a forum in which formal networks that cross
international borders may be easily developed

office

a place where participants can network within a vibrant community of customers, manufacturers, technical experts and government representatives

equal

an environment where companies and
countries, regardless of their market share, size or influence, can sit together as equal partners

Membership levels

IEC Full Member

Any country which can demonstrate that its National Committee has been constituted in accordance with the IEC Statutes and Rules of Procedure may apply to become an IEC Full Member.  IEC Full Members, after paying their yearly membership fee, have the possibility to send experts to participate actively in any technical committee/subcommittee of their choice. They are also able to apply for management positions and functions in the IEC and have voting rights in the IEC Council.


IEC Associate Member

Some countries can opt to become an IEC Associate Member. IEC Associate Members can access all working documents and opt to send experts to participate in a limited number of technical committees/subcommittees. They cannot occupy management positions and functions within the IEC and do not have voting rights in the IEC Council.

Participation

Individuals or companies can’t become a member of the IEC. They can only participate in the IEC via their National Committee.

If you are interested to contribute to IEC work in standardization or conformity assessment in an IEC Member country, contact your NC.
 

If you are in a country that is not yet an IEC Member, contact the IEC to investigate how you can get involved: info@iec.ch
 

The IEC also runs the Affiliate Country Programme, which allows developing or newly industrializing countries to participate in IEC work without the financial burden of membership.
For details regarding participation in IEC conformity assessment work visit Conformity Assessment

Experts & delegates

Experts

Individuals with specialist knowledge in a technical field and who are delegated by their Country’s National Committee (NC) to participate in IEC work.


IEC Member countries can opt to send experts to participate in technical areas that are of interest to them.


Some organizations which have a formal relationship with the IEC can also appoint experts to certain working groups and project teams of technical committees (TCs) and subcommittees (SCs).


Experts participate in IEC technical work in a personal capacity and do not represent their company/organization or NC.


Procedures to appoint experts are described in the IEC Directives.

 

Delegates

Delegates participate in TC/SCs to represent the interests of an NC.


Each NC assigns a Head of delegation to speak and vote on behalf of the NC during the TC/SC meeting. Other members of the NC delegation may speak but not vote, every country has only a single vote.

 

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IEC Members – National Committees

List of members
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Country Code IEC Membership Admission date Website P-Member O-Member
AL Associate Member Admission date 2009 dps.gov.al 2
DZ Full Member Admission date 2008 ianor.dz 2
AR Full Member Admission date 1913 aea.org.ar 5 22
AU Full Member Admission date 1927 standards.org.au 82 39
AT Full Member Admission date 1910 ove.at 117 60
BH Associate Member Admission date 2009 moic.gov.bh 2
BD Associate Member Admission date 2018 bsti.gov.bd 1
BY Full Member Admission date 1993 gosstandart.gov.by 3 89
BE Full Member Admission date 1909 ceb-bec.be 129 58
BA Associate Member Admission date 1997 https:isbih.gov.baen 1
BR Full Member Admission date 1952 cobei.org.br 48 80
BG Full Member Admission date 1958 bds-bg.org 1 142
CA Full Member Admission date 1908 scc.ca 108 1
CL Full Member Admission date 2010 cornelec.cl 5
CN Full Member Admission date 1957 sac.gov.cn 188 1
CO Full Member Admission date 2000 icontec.org 3 9
HR Full Member Admission date 1993 hzn.hr 12 68
CY Associate Member Admission date 1995 cys.org.cy
CZ Full Member Admission date 1993 unmz.cz 65 120
CI Associate Member Admission date 2018 codinorm.ci 4
KP Associate Member Admission date 2013 3
DK Full Member Admission date 1908 ds.dk 118 61
EG Full Member Admission date 1930 moere.gov.egiec 47 46
EE Associate Member Admission date 1995 evs.ee 3
ET Associate Member Admission date 2020 ethiostandards.org
FI Full Member Admission date 1949 sesko.fi 124 62
FR Full Member Admission date 1907 afnor.org 168 20
GE Associate Member Admission date 2010 geostm.ge 4
DE Full Member Admission date 1951 dke.de 189
GH Associate Member Admission date 2019 gsa.gov.gh 1 1
GR Full Member Admission date 1930 elot.gr 13 90
HU Full Member Admission date 1948 mszt.hu 29 124
IS Associate Member Admission date 1998 stadlar.is 1 2
IN Full Member Admission date 1929 bis.org.in 102 69
ID Full Member Admission date 1965 bsn.go.id 25 41
IR Full Member Admission date 2014 isdportal.isiri.gov.ir 45 106
IQ Full Member Admission date 2009 cosqc.gov.iqenhome.aspx 5 2
IE Full Member Admission date 1974 nsai.ie 55 69
IL Full Member Admission date 1951 sii.org.il 44 60
IT Full Member Admission date 1907 ceinorme.it 171 18
JP Full Member Admission date 1910 jisc.go.jp 186 3
JO Associate Member Admission date 2010 jsmo.gov.jo 3
KZ Associate Member Admission date 2004 memst.kz 4
KE Associate Member Admission date 2005 kebs.org 4 2
KR Full Member Admission date 1963 kats.go.kr 156 24
KW Full Member Admission date 2016 pai.gov.kw 6
LV Associate Member Admission date 1995 lvs.lv
LT Associate Member Admission date 1996 lsd.lt 4
LU Full Member Admission date 1992 portail-qualite.lu 5 7
MY Full Member Admission date 1990 jsm.gov.my 42 56
MT Associate Member Admission date 2000 mccaa.org.mt 2
MX Full Member Admission date 1993 economia.gob.mx 35 58
MD Associate Member Admission date 2012 standard.md
ME Associate Member Admission date 2009 isme.me
MA Associate Member Admission date 2010 https:imanor.gov.ma 4
NL Full Member Admission date 1911 nen.nl 134 35
NZ Full Member Admission date 1979 standards.govt.nz 14 110
NG Full Member Admission date 2006 son.gov.ng 2
MK Associate Member Admission date 2005 isrsm.gov.mk 3
NO Full Member Admission date 1912 nek.no 95 82
OM Full Member Admission date 2010 1 25
PK Full Member Admission date 1959 psqca.com.pk 32 42
PE Full Member Admission date 2017 inacal.gob.pe 3
PH Full Member Admission date 2008 bps.dti.gov.ph 10 28
PL Full Member Admission date 1923 pkn.pl 53 129
PT Full Member Admission date 1929 ipq.pt 56 76
QA Full Member Admission date 2008 1 2
RO Full Member Admission date 1927 asro.ro 31 137
RU Full Member Admission date 1911 gost.ru 130 54
SA Full Member Admission date 1998 saso.gov.sa 15 25
RS Full Member Admission date 1936 iss.rs 15 131
SG Full Member Admission date 1990 enterprisesg.gov.sg 21 57
SK Full Member Admission date 1993 unms.sk 4 93
SI Full Member Admission date 1992 sist.si 22 70
ZA Full Member Admission date 1939 sabs.co.zasanc 72 63
ES Full Member Admission date 1907 une.org 122 64
LK Associate Member Admission date 2006 nsf.ac.lk 4
SE Full Member Admission date 1907 elstandard.se 131 58
CH Full Member Admission date 1911 electrosuisse.ch 142 29
TH Full Member Admission date 1955 tisi.go.th 28 56
TN Associate Member Admission date 2000 innorpi.tn 4
TR Full Member Admission date 1956 tse.org.tr 36 70
UG Associate Member Admission date 2020 unbs.go.ug 1
UA Full Member Admission date 1993 uas.org.ua 12 150
AE Full Member Admission date 2010 moiat.gov.ae 11 1
GB Full Member Admission date 1906 bsigroup.com 179 8
US Full Member Admission date 1907 ansi.orgusnc-iec 172
VN Associate Member Admission date 2002 tcvn.gov.vn 3