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

Electromanetic Compatibility

Electrotechnology - General

A wide range of CENELEC Technical Committees, Task Forces and Working Groups deal with different topics and types of products. Their standardization activities always ensure that the highest possible levels of safety and performance and the most efficient use of energy are met. CENELEC values close cooperation with its international counterpart, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). To facilitate a consensus-based process between European and international standard development activities in the electrotechnological sector, CENELEC and IEC formalized the framework of their cooperation through the signature of an 'agreement on common planning of new work and parallel voting', known as the Frankfurt Agreement.

Because of this cooperation, over 72% of CENELEC standards are identical to international standards adopted by the IEC, and another 6% are based on IEC standards. The high-level of alignment between European and international standards means that companies active in the electrotechnological sector can benefit from access to markets around the world, with lower compliance costs and integrated supply chains.


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