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CENELEC Members (National Committees)

The 34 current CENELEC members are National Electrotechnical Committees entrusted with electrotechnical standardization, recognized both at National and European level as being able to represent all standardization interests in their country. Only one organization per country may be member of CENELEC.

CENELEC members have been working together in the interests of European harmonization creating both standards requested by the market and harmonized standards in support of European legislation and which have helped to shape the European Internal Market. Their commitment to implement all European Standards identically at national level and to withdraw any conflicting standard guarantees continued harmonization of the market.

The CENELEC Members have voting rights in the General Assembly of CENELEC and they provide delegations to the Technical Board, which defines the work programme.

The process of accession to CENELEC membership must be considered by CENELEC as well as by the candidate member as one of the important steps towards the full participation of the concerned countries in the European Internal Market.

The CENELEC General Assembly of June 2011 has adopted in conjunction with the CEN General Assembly the CEN-CENELEC Guide 20 "Guide on membership criteria of CEN & CENELEC" which is the Reference Document describing the criteria for membership to be fulfilled by all national CENELEC Members at any time.

The candidate organisations have to meet the criteria set out in details in the CEN-CENELEC Guide 20 and their fulfilments are assessed by independent auditors.