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

Governments/ International Organizations

Your perspective


Global trade

Developing countries

Supporting developing and newly-industrialized countries


Affiliate Country programme

Affiliate Country programme

The IEC also encourages developing nations to join in electrotechnical standardization work through its Affiliate Country programme. This programme offers a form of participation in the IEC without the financial burden of actual membership. It also allows countries to adopt those IEC International Standards that are relevant for the local economy, free of charge.


The programme helps increase the awareness, use and adoption of IEC International Standards and, together with Conformity Assessment supports economic development and trade.