– the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together
     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

Founded in 1906, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is the world's leading organization for the preparation and publication of International Standards for "electrotechnology", meaning all electrical, electronic and related technologies. The IEC provides a platform to companies, industries and governments for meeting, discussing and developing the International Standards they require.

Jointly with ISO, the 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 BIPM has Liaison A status with IEC TC 1 Terminology, IEC TC 25 Quantities and units, IEC TC 38 Instrument transfromers.
  • The IEC is one of the partners in the DCMAS Network.
  • The IEC is a member of the JCGM.
  • The IEC participates in the CCU and the CCAUV.

BIPM contact(s):
IEC contact(s):
  • Mr Thomas Robertson, Affiliate Executive Secretary
  • Mr David Hanlon, IEC Global Conformity Assessment Activities Manager