National Committees
National Committees provide the management expertise and send experts to represent national needs in the global IEC standardization and conformity assessment arena
List of members
National Committees

Upon admission, every IEC Member – one National Committee per country - promises to fully represent all private and public national interests in the field of electrotechnology at the global level in IEC standardization and conformity assessment activities.

The IEC offers them a neutral, independent international forum where often globally renowned experts from industry, government, academia and user groups can sit together and find consensus on solutions to broad technical challenges.


Benefits of membership

The key benefits of membership come from participating in the development of the standardization and conformity assessment work of the IEC. By participating in the creation of a standard, an NC can be sure that the interests of its country have been taken into account.


Those involved in IEC standardization work come from all areas of the market and each chooses to participate for various reasons.
The IEC offers its members:

Facts & figures

IEC National Committees
Full Members62
Associate Members27


a forum in which formal networks that cross
international borders may be easily developed


a place where participants can network within a vibrant community of customers, manufacturers, technical experts and government representatives


an environment where companies and
countries, regardless of their market share, size or influence, can sit together as equal partners

Membership levels

IEC Full Member

Any country which can demonstrate that its National Committee has been constituted in accordance with the IEC Statutes and Rules of Procedure may apply to become an IEC Full Member.  IEC Full Members, after paying their yearly membership fee, have the possibility to send experts to participate actively in any technical committee/subcommittee of their choice. They are also able to apply for management positions and functions in the IEC and have voting rights in the IEC Council.

IEC Associate Member

Some countries can opt to become an IEC Associate Member. IEC Associate Members can access all working documents and opt to send experts to participate in a limited number of technical committees/subcommittees. They cannot occupy management positions and functions within the IEC and do not have voting rights in the IEC Council.


Individuals or companies can’t become a member of the IEC. They can only participate in the IEC via their National Committee.

If you are interested to contribute to IEC work in standardization or conformity assessment in an IEC Member country, contact your NC.

If you are in a country that is not yet an IEC Member, contact the IEC to investigate how you can get involved:

The IEC also runs the Affiliate Country Programme, which allows developing or newly industrializing countries to participate in IEC work without the financial burden of membership.
For details regarding participation in IEC conformity assessment work visit Conformity Assessment

Experts & delegates


Individuals with specialist knowledge in a technical field and who are delegated by their Country’s National Committee (NC) to participate in IEC work.

IEC Member countries can opt to send experts to participate in technical areas that are of interest to them.

Some organizations which have a formal relationship with the IEC can also appoint experts to certain working groups and project teams of technical committees (TCs) and subcommittees (SCs).

Experts participate in IEC technical work in a personal capacity and do not represent their company/organization or NC.

Procedures to appoint experts are described in the IEC Directives.



Delegates participate in TC/SCs to represent the interests of an NC.

Each NC assigns a Head of delegation to speak and vote on behalf of the NC during the TC/SC meeting. Other members of the NC delegation may speak but not vote, every country has only a single vote.


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IEC Members – National Committees

List of members
Country Code IEC Membership Website P-Member O-Member
AL Associate Member 2
DZ Full Member 0
AR Full Member 3 3
AU Full Member 76 76
AT Full Member 103 103
BH Associate Member 2
BD Associate Member
BY Full Member 3 3
BE Full Member 126 126
BA Associate Member 0
BR Full Member 51 51
BG Full Member 1 1
CA Full Member 106 106
CL Full Member 0
CN Full Member 186 186
CO Full Member 3 3
HR Full Member 12 12
CU Associate Member 0
CY Associate Member
CZ Full Member 65 65
CI Associate Member 4
KP Associate Member 3
DK Full Member 117 117
EG Full Member 48 48
EE Associate Member 3
ET Associate Member
FI Full Member 123 123
FR Full Member 166 166
GE Associate Member 4
DE Full Member 186
GH Associate Member 1 1
GR Full Member 12 12
HU Full Member 28 28
IS Associate Member 1 1
IN Full Member 98 98
ID Full Member 25 25
IR Full Member 40 40
IQ Full Member 5 5
IE Full Member 53 53
IL Full Member 41 41
IT Full Member 168 168
JP Full Member 184 184
JO Associate Member 3
KZ Associate Member 4
KE Associate Member 4 4
KR Full Member 151 151
KW Full Member 0
LV Associate Member
LT Associate Member 4
LU Full Member 5 5
MY Full Member 41 41
MT Associate Member 1
MX Full Member 32 32
MD Associate Member
ME Associate Member
MA Associate Member 4
NL Full Member 130 130
NZ Full Member 16 16
NG Full Member 2
MK Associate Member 3
NO Full Member 93 93
OM Full Member 1 1
PK Full Member 32 32
PE Full Member 3
PH Full Member 9 9
PL Full Member 50 50
PT Full Member 48 48
QA Full Member 1 1
RO Full Member 32 32
RU Full Member 128 128
SA Full Member 9 9
RS Full Member 15 15
SG Full Member 21 21
SK Full Member 4 4
SI Full Member 21 21
ZA Full Member 69 69
ES Full Member 119 119
LK Associate Member 4
SE Full Member 132 132
CH Full Member 138 138
TH Full Member 27 27
TN Associate Member 4
TR Full Member 32 32
UG Associate Member
UA Full Member 12 12
AE Full Member 0
GB Full Member 177 177
US Full Member 170
VN Associate Member 3