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

Global partners

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European Standards (EN) foster trade and welfare inside as well as outside the European Economic Area contributing to the removal of Technical Barriers to Trade (TBTs).
That is why, we, as a European regional standardization body, have always been open to cooperation/collaboration with other standardization bodies worldwide.

At international level, we signed in 2016 the ‘Frankfurt agreement’ with IEC, formalizing our strong cooperation with them. We recognize the important role played by the international standards, being strongly committed to the IEC principles.

At regional and national level, we cooperate with other regional standardization bodies as well as with third country National Committees (NCs). Depending on their links with Europe and their interest in European Standardization, we offer different forms of cooperation.

For National Committees in third countries, we propose the concepts of:

  • Affiliation;
  • Companion Standardization Body (CSB);
  • Cooperation Agreement.

For the regional standardization bodies, we propose the concept of:

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Contact Points:

Mrs Zhuohua CHEN
Programme Manager, International Cooperation
CEN and CENELEC Affiliates;
Canada, Central and South America;
Caribbean and Pacific Group of States countries;
China, Japan, South Korea, ASEAN countries;
Development of Membership (Companion Standards Bodies, Cooperation Agreements);
Projects: SESEC III, Quality Infrastructure in the Western Balkans

Programme Manager, International Cooperation
CEN and CENELEC Companion Standardization Body;
Gulf States, Russia, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Africa;
India, Central and South Asia, Oceania;
Projects: SESEI III
Development of Membership ( (Companion Standards Bodies, Cooperation Agreements)


Mrs Alexandra RENTEA
Administrator, International Cooperation

Visibility and Communication
Stakeholder engagement
Dissemination of European Standards to 3rd countries and regions