MoUs and Cooperation Agreements

Memorandum o Understanding (MoUs) and Cooperation Agreements

Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) - Regional Partnerships

In order to strengthen bilateral standardization cooperation between Europe and other regions, CEN and CENELEC concluded several Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with other regional standardization bodies.


These MoUs are developed on an ad-hoc basis in order to fulfil the specific expectations of CEN and CENELEC respective communities and stakeholders and those of their counterparts.


One of the main objectives of these partnerships is for CEN and CENELEC to share their experience as successful regional standardization organizations, as well as to further promote standardization in ISO and IEC.


Some of these MoUs were concluded jointly with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the third European Standardization Organization.

Cooperation Agreements - National Partnerships

CEN and CENELEC concluded Cooperation Agreements with national standardization organizations from countries outside Europe.


These agreements enable the exchange of information and cooperation opportunities on agreed topics, as well as, in some cases, support regulatory dialogues and trade negotiations.


The Cooperation Agreements are tailored to the specific interests of CEN-CENELEC and the concerned partner body. 


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List of Cooperation Agreements

CEN-CENELEC-KATS South Korea Korean Agency for Technology and Standards
CEN-CENELEC-GOST R Russia Federal Agency for Technical Regulating and Metrology
CEN-CENELEC-JISC Japan Japanese Industrial Standards Committee
CEN-CENELEC-SAC China Standards Administration of China
CEN-CENELEC-SCC Canada Standards Council of Canada
CEN-CENELEC-BIS India Bureau of Indian Standards

List of Memorandum of Agreements

CEN-ARSO  Africa African Organization for Standardization
CENELEC-AFSEC Africa African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission
CEN-CENELEC-ETSI-COPANT Americas - Caribbean Pan American Standards Commission
CEN-AIDSMO Arab Countries Arab Industrial Development, Standardization and Mining Organization
CENELEC-AIDSMO  Arab Countries Arab Industrial Development, Standardization and Mining Organization
CEN-CENELEC-CROSQ Caribbean CARICOM Regional Organizations for Standards and Quality
CEN-CENELEC-ETSI-EASC Eurasia Euro-Asian Council for Standardization , Metrology and Certification
CEN-CENELEC-EEC Eurasia Eurasian Economic Commission
CEN-CENELEC-ETSI-GSO  Gulf Gulf Cooperation Council Standardization Organization
CEN-CENELEC-ETSI-AMN  South America MERCOSUR Standardization Association
CEN-CENELEC-SARSO  South Asia South Asian Regional Standards Organization
CEN-SADCSTAN  Southern Africa Southern African Development Community Cooperation in Standards

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