International Electro-technical Commission (IEC)

What is International Electro-technical Commission (IEC)?

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is an international standards organization that develops and publishes international standards for a wide range of electrotechnical products and systems. It was established in 1906 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

The IEC is a non-profit organization that is made up of national electrotechnical committees (NECs) from more than 100 countries. Its work is focused on ensuring the safety, reliability, and efficiency of electrotechnical products and systems, and it covers a wide range of sectors, including energy, transport, medical devices, information technology, and telecommunications.

The IEC is known for developing and publishing a wide range of international standards, including ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards. These standards provide a common set of guidelines and requirements that are used to ensure the quality and safety of electrotechnical products and systems. They are used by manufacturers, regulators, and other stakeholders to ensure that products and systems are safe, reliable, and compatible with one another.

The IEC plays an important role in promoting international cooperation and the exchange of technical knowledge in the field of electrotechnology. It is widely recognized as a leading authority on electrotechnical standards and is often consulted by governments and other organizations on issues related to electrotechnology.

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