Electro Technical Council of Ireland

International Standing

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

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IEC logoETCI is the Irish Electrotechnical Committee to IEC and represents the Irish interests in the harmonization of electrotechnical standards through its participation on IEC Technical Committees. The structure of ETCI is based on the structure of IEC and each of ETCI Technical Committees mirrors a IEC Technical Committee.

Founded in 1906, the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is the world’s leading organization for the preparation and publication of International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. These are known collectively as “electrotechnology”. IEC provides a platform to companies, industries and governments for meeting, discussing and developing the International Standards they require.

IEC standards are used by member countries as a basis for national standards. In Europe, under the auspices of CENELEC, they are more and more being used as the basis for harmonised standards with minimum modification. They are also used directly in worldwide trade due to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).

The IEC works in close co-operation with many international organisations including the International Standards Organisation (ISO) which is responsible for international standards in non-electrical fields.

International Electrotechnical Commission
3, Rue de Varembe
P.O. Box 131 - 1211
Telephone: 00 41 22 919 0211
Fax: 00 41 22 919 0300