Global Electrotechnical standards

A new co-operation agreement between the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) seeks to enhance the creation of global technical standards. Under the agreement the IEC will evaluate new IEEE electronics, telecommunications, power generation and other electrotechnical standards for international status.

To begin with the IEC and IEEE will identify IEEE standards candidates for the IEC’s standardisation process. The IEC standardisation management board will then decide which IEEE standards complement the IEC’s technical work programme. Those chosen will be processed by IEC technical committees and published as IEC/IEEE Dual Logo International Standards, available for adoption by IEC member countries as their national standards.