CEELEC FACTS & FIGURES
(AD RELATIO WITH I.E.C)
(as of January 2008)
CENELEC in a nutshell
CENELEC is the
Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
.Officially recognized by the European Commission as the competent EuropeanStandards Organization in this field, CENELEC creates both voluntary andharmonized Standards (supporting the guidelines of a New Approach Directive). Bydoing this, CENELEC is shaping the European Internal Market with high qualityElectrotechnical Standards that: allow direct access to at least 30 European countries guarantee the safety and health of consumers encourage technological developmentCENELEC Standards are technologically neutral and are developed thanks to thecontributions of experts coming from all over Europe. They guarantee marketaccessibility and economic exchange because with CENELEC Standards there is nomore need to test or add/remove any specifications for your product depending onthe country of sale. All possible requirements are already included in the text. Thewhole process is based on consensus among members which at the same timebecomes the driving force and strength of the final text.
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia,Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia(03/2005), Israël (01/2008), Serbia (10/2005), Tunisia (11/2006), Turkey and theUkraine.
42 Cooperating Partners
that represent the interest of major European industries.They advise on and state standardization priorities, propose drafts as a contributionto the European standardization process and may deliver expert advice on legislativeconsequences of new standards.
CENELEC ended up the year 2007 with a total figure of
5287 active Standards
.During the year 2007, 389 standards were published.
For the year
Total standards published*
2006 393 9 402