Companion Standardization Body (CSB)

Companion Standardization Bodies (CSBs)

The Companion Standardization Body (CSB) status is available to all national standards organization of countries outside Europe.

Currently, CEN has 16 CSBs and CENELEC has 8 CSBs , which are provided with a series of services giving unlimited access to European Standardization deliverables for review and for national adoption and opportunities to contribute to the work of CEN and CENELEC. 

Other services include hands-on assistance on specific questions or issues, as well as invitations to CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies and access to information on events and developments in the European standardization system.


For more information, please consult our brochure explaining the key benefits of this status, and also the CEN and CENELEC Guide 13 on ‘The concept of a Companion Standardization Body with CEN and CENELEC' for more details about the eligibility criteria, the application procedure as well as the right and obligations linked to the CSB status with CEN and/or CENELEC.


For further information, please contact


CSB's status features
and benefits at a glance




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