ETSI: European Telecommunications Standards Institute
ETSI is an independent, non-profit organization, whose mission is to produce telecommunications standards for today and for the future. It is officially responsible for standardization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) within Europe. These technologies include telecommunications, broadcasting and related areas such as intelligent transportation and medical electronics. ETSI unites 654 members from 59 countries inside and outside Europe, including manufacturers, network operators, administrations, service providers, research bodies and users - in fact, all the key players in the ICT arena.
ETSI plays a major role in developing a wide range of standards and other technical documentation as Europe's contribution to world-wide ICT standardization. This activity is supplemented by interoperability testing services and other specialisms. ETSI's prime objective is to support global harmonization by providing a forum in which all the key players can contribute actively. ETSI is officially recognized by the European Commission and the EFTA secretariat.

CENELEC: the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
CENELEC’s mission is to prepare voluntary electrotechnical standards that help develop the Single European Market/European Economic Area for electrical and electronic goods and services removing barriers to trade, creating new markets and cutting compliance costs.

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WSSN: World Standards Services Network
WSSN is a network of publicly accessible World Wide Web servers of standards organizations around the world. Through the Web sites of its members, WSSN provides information on international, regional and national standardization and related activities and services. Direct links from the WSSN site are provided to the Web sites of: International Organization for Standardization - ISO, International Electrotechnical Commission - IEC, International Telecommunication Union - ITU, International standardizing bodies, Regional standardizing bodies, National members of ISO and IEC, Other international/regional organizations with related activities.

Standards Committees of ISO and IEC National members (WSSN)
Committees from the following countries are listed:
Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, China, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakstan, Kenya, Korea, Republic of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Republic of, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam and Zimbabwe.


Standards Australia
Standards Australia is Australia’s representative on the International Organization for Standardization [ISO], the International Electrotechnical Commission [IEC], and the Pacific Area Standards Congress [PASC]. It develops and maintains around 7000 Australian Standards® and related publications which are prepared by over 1500 committees involving more than 8000 committee members. Members have provided provides input into the development of approximately 18,000 International Standards by ISO and IEC. These documents, used in countless daily business transactions, facilitate trade between individuals, corporations and nations.


CSA: Canadian Standards Association
The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace. As a solutions-oriented organization, we work in Canada and around the world to develop standards that address real needs, such as enhancing public safety and health. Advancing the quality of life. Helping to preserve the environment. Facilitating trade.

SCC: Standards Council of Canada
The SSC is a federal Crown corporation with the mandate to promote efficient and effective standardization. The organization reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry and oversees Canada's National Standards System. It represents Cadanian interests in the IEC


SAC: Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China
SAC is authorized by the State Council and under the control of AQSIQ to exercise the administrative functions and carry out centralized administration for standardization in China. While relevant competent administrative departments of the State Council shall be assigned the responsibility of managing the work of standardization within their respective professional sectors. The competent administrative bureaus of standardization in the provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities, cities and counties shall execute unified administration of the work of standardization in their respective administrative regions. The provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities, cites and counties are also setting standardization departments in their governments. The SAC execute business administration of those province-level bureaus of technical supervision and execute directive administration in the system of under province-level bureau of technical supervision.


UTE: Union technique de l'électricité et de la communication
UTE is the National standards body for the electrotechnical field. UTE is the French Electrotechnical Committee, member of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and of the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC). It is in charge of the Standardisation of equipment, installations and services in the electrotechnical sector. Besides the development of French, European and international standards, UTE writes, publishes and circulates technical documents. It takes an active part in international and European standardisation work and prepares the French views on these bodies and is responsible for standards activities within 162 Technical Commissions in charge of developing standards. In fact, most of them are "mirror commissions" of IEC technical committees or CENELEC technical committees.


DIN: Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V.
DIN, the German Institute for Standardization, has been recognized by the German government as the national standards body and represents German interests at international and European level. DIN Standards promote rationalization, quality assurance, safety, and environmental protection as well as improving communication between industry, technology, science, government and the public domain. In DIN, some 26,000 external experts serving as voluntary delegates in more than 4,000 committees carry out standards work.

The VDE is the German Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies, a professional body based in Frankfurt am Main. The VDE has as of 2005 some 33,000 members. The role of the VDE in Germany is comparable to that of the IEE in the United Kingdom and the IEEE in the United States.


NSAI: National Standards Authority of Ireland
NSAI facilitates the development of voluntary standard documents, which manufacturers or service providers may use as an aid to meeting safety or customer requirements. The NSAI represents the Irish interests in European and international Standards bodies - groups that work towards the harmonization of standards and the removal of technical barriers to trade.


BIS: Bureau of Indian Standards
BIS objectives are; harmonious development of standardization, marking and quality certification; To provide new thrust to standardization and quality control; To evolve a national strategy for according recognition to standards and integrating them with growth and development of production and exports.


JISC: Japanese Industrial Standards Committee
JISC consist of many national committees and plays central role in standardization activities in Japan. The task of JISC is establishment and maintenance of JIS, administration of accreditation and certification, participation and contribution in international standardization activities, and development of measurement standards and technical infrastructure for standardization.

JIS: Japanese Industrial Standards
JIS covers industrial and mineral products with the exception of (1) medicines, (2) agricultural chemicals, (3) chemical fertilizers, (4) silk yarn, and (5) foodstuffs, agricultural and forest products designated under the Law Concerning Standardization and Proper Labeling of Agricultural and Forestry Products.


SIRIM Berhad: formerly the Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia.
SIRIM Berhad is a government-owned company under the Minister of Finance Incorporated. As the national organization of standardization and quality, and as the prime mover in industrial research and development acts as a catalyst in bringing about national economic dynamism through excellence in technology and international acceptance of Malaysian products and services.


Standards New Zealand
Standards New Zealand specializes in developing and marketing national, regional and international Standards - offering an independent, efficient and cost-effective service to a wide range of organizations. The majority of Standards are developed in partnership with Standards Australia. And, as New Zealand’s representative in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Standards New Zealand ensures that New Zealand’s voice is heard worldwide.


GOST-R: Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology
Russian Federation Committee for the IEC


SIST: Slovenian Institute for Standardization
SIST covers the following fields: preparation and adoption of the Slovenian national standards and standardization documents, issuance of the Slovenian national standards and standardization documents, active participation in international organizations and representation of national interests at the international level, providing information services and notifications under the WTO/TBT Agreement, marketing standards and standardization documents, providing education in the field of standardization, promoting standardization activities, updating and maintaining standards databases.


SABS: South African Bureau of Standards
To provide a reliable standardisation framework within which South African industry is assisted to compete vigorously towards increased market access and thereby contributing to the economic growth of South Africa and Africa as a whole in which quality can be be upheld and the protection of the consumer can be assured.


BSI: British Standards Institute
The Group is divided into three divisions; BSI British Standards, BSI Management Systems and BSI Product Services.
BSI British Standards is the National Standards Body of the UK and develops standards and standardization solutions to meet the needs of business and society. They work with government, businesses and consumers to represent UK interests and facilitate the production of British, European and international standards. There are currently 1,350 BSI committees with approximately 10,000 Members. All Committee Members give their time and expertise on a voluntary basis often with the support of their employer or trade association.