In order to strengthen bilateral standardization cooperation between Europe and regions outside Europe, CEN and CENELEC conclude Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with other regional standardization bodies.
The MoUs CEN and CENELEC have signed are developed on an ad hoc basis in order to fulfil the specific expectations of their respective communities and those of their counterparts, based on the reciprocity principle. They usually derive from a shared objective to use technical alignment as a pillar of intra-regional and global trade flows.
The support that CEN and CENELEC bring to ISO and IEC are always at the heart of these cooperation frameworks.
These MoUs may cover a broad range of activities, e.g. the organization of regular meetings, exchange of strategic and technical information, as well as the possibility to organize technical dialogues in relevant areas of work.
Some of the MoUs are signed jointly with European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the third European Standardization Organization.
Access the list of all MoUs.