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


Global partners

The World in a lamp

Besides its dedication and commitment to international standardization through its membership and the Dresden agreements, CENELEC as European regional standardization body has always been open for cooperation/collaboration with other standardization bodies worldwide, since it clearly acknowledges the importance of the European Standards it develops for trade and welfare inside as well as outside the European Economic Area.

CENELEC recognises that the cooperation/collaboration with third country National Standardization Bodies (NSBs) or with regional standardization bodies may take several shapes depending on their links with Europe, their wish to participate in technical activities and their interest in the results of the European Standardization process. In that respect CENELEC proposes four different models of cooperation:

For National Standard Bodies in third countries the concepts of:

  • Affiliation;
  • Standardization Partnership (PSB);
  • Cooperation Agreement

For the regional grouping of those NSBs:

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Contact Points:

Hervé Gauthier
Programme Manager, International Cooperation

United States, Canada, Central and South America;
African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States countries;
China, ASEAN countries, India;
Development of Membership (PSB, Cooperation Agreements)

Eric Marchand
Programme Manager, International Cooperation

Western Balkans, Euromed countries and Gulf States;
Russia, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asian countries;
Japan, Korea, Mongolia;
Development of Membership (PSB, Cooperation Agreements)


Alexandra Rentea
Administrator, International Cooperation

Visibility and Communication
Distribution of ENs to 3rd countries