– 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)

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) publishes International Standards for "electrotechnology" (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.

The BIPM and the IEC cooperate through ISO where joint ISO/IEC standards are concerned. Jointly with ISO, the IEC publishes standards having an impact on metrology, such as ISO/IEC 17025.

Links between the BIPM and the IEC:

  • The BIPM has Liaison A status with IEC/TC 1 Terminology and IEC/TC 25 Quantities and units.
  • The IEC is one of the partners in INetQI.
  • The IEC is a member of the JCGM.
  • The IEC participates in the CCU and the CCAUV.

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