Encouraging development

Through participation in the IEC, countries can achieve considerable social and economic benefits for consumers, industry and policy makers.

IEC work promotes equal access to technology and state-of-the art expertise

The IEC facilitates the adoption of environmentally sound industrial processes, and helps promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth. The use of IEC International Standards together with testing and certification supports electricity access and provides the foundation for quality infrastructure, including upgrading and retrofitting existing systems. It enhances domestic technology development and simplifies trade and market access.

The IEC Conformity Assessment Systems are an important tool for regulators to verify and control the quality and safety of imported goods.

Developing countries are able to participate in the IEC Affiliate Country Programme without the financial burden of membership.

What we do

Global trade

What is a standard?

Conformity assessment