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

Processes & Procedures

Standards Development

Development process

Approval stage

Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) (FormFDIS)

The FDIS is circulated to the National Committees for a two-month voting period. Each National Committee's vote must be explicit: positive, negative or abstention.


No comments are allowed with a positive vote.


An FDIS is approved if:

  • 2/3 majority of P-members voting approve and if
  • Less than 25% of all votes submitted are negative.

If the document is approved, it progresses to the final publication stage.

If the document is not approved, it is referred back to the TC or SC to be reconsidered.