International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies
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How the IEC works: A quick overview

The IEC accomplishes its work through its TCs and SCs (Technical Committees and Subcommittees). The 20 000 or so electrotechnology experts participating in over 1 000 Working Groups come from all around the world. Most are from industry, but some come from government, test and research laboratories, academia and consumer groups.


They prepare technical documents on specific subjects within their respective scopes, which are then submitted to the IEC members for voting with a view to their approval as International Standards. Each IEC NC (National Committee) represents its country’s industry, academia, regulators and consumers in the IEC.


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