Founded in 1906, the IEC is the world's leading organization for the preparation and publication of International Standards for "electrotechnology", meaning all electrical, electronic and related technologies. IEC provides a platform to companies, industries and governments for meeting, discussing and developing the International Standards they require.
Jointly with ISO, IEC publishes standards having an impact on metrology, such as ISO/IEC 17025. Where joint ISO/IEC standards are concerned, contact with the BIPM is made through ISO.
Links between the BIPM and the IEC:
The IEC is one of the partners in the DCMAS Network;
The IEC is a member of the JCGM;
The IEC is a Member of the CCU and an Observer of the CCAUV.