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Issue 09/2016

Frankfurt Agreement streamlines European and IEC Standards

New Agreement enhances transparency and pools expert resources

Today, electrical and electronic devices are the largest category of goods traded in the world, representing 17,7% of total trade value in 2015, according to UN Comtrade statistics. This doesn’t include lighting, photographic devices, aircraft and trains. IEC publishes the majority of International Standards for these devices and systems and around 80% of all European electrotechnical standards are identical to or based on IEC International Standards.

Issue 09/2016

2016 Council Open Session

What future for standardization?

One aim of the Council Open Session, held on the Friday afternoon during the IEC General Meeting in Frankfurt, was to summarize and conclude the week-long activities and presentations in the Reinvention Laboratory.