CEN and CENELEC Global Outreach report 2017 

We are happy to share with you the 2017 CEN and CENELEC Global Outreach report! It provides a summary of the key achievements, evolution and trends of the CEN and CENELEC activities with various regional and national standardization organizations outside their membership, including strategic partnerships, technical cooperation and the dissemination of European Standards.

Notable development in 2017:

  • At the end of 2017 most of the previous foreign partners have transferred to the new Affiliation and Companion Standardization Bodies (CSB) status of CEN and CENELEC, enjoying extended benefits including the possibility to participate in an unlimited number of CEN and CENELEC Technical Committees. At the end of 2017 CEN and CENELEC had three Affiliates, 15 CEN CSBs and 10 CENELEC CSBs. The remaining Affiliates are included in the “3rd country” category.
  • CEN and CENELEC expanded their cooperation with other regions, agreeing Memoranda of Understanding with: Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) and the South Asian Regional Standards Organization (SARSO), with the aim of fostering region to region cooperation and collaboration on areas of common interest.
  • For the first time the Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC) has notified the adoption of some 91 European standards in China. These adoptions further complement the activities undertaken under the CEN, CENELEC and SAC Cooperation Agreement, aiming to remove Technical Barriers to Trade between Europe and one of its most important trading partners.
  • On a general note, in 2017 some 6112 European standards have been adopted around the world. Among the most active NSBs/NCs adopting European standards was INS (Moldova) who in 2017 notified the adoption of 3660 ENs, in total having adopted 70% CEN and CENELEC portfolio.

Please read the full report (pdf format) on the international cooperation section of our website.