ASTM International and International Electrotechnical Commission Expand Cooperation Agreement

Representatives from global standards organization ASTM International and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) met recently and agreed to expand the scope of a cooperation agreement signed in 2017 that fosters streamlined standards development and reduces duplication of efforts in the global marketplace. 

The expanded cooperation agreement was signed by IEC General Secretary and CEO Philippe Metzger and ASTM International Vice President of Technical Committee Operations Daniel Smith. 

“ASTM International is excited to further collaborate with IEC in an effort to continue our commitment to global collaboration and alignment towards standards development,” according to Smith. “We believe this expanded agreement will improve efficiency, promote technical convergence, and benefit our members and stakeholders.”

ASTM International and IEC established the initial cooperation agreement to work on the adoption, revision, and joint development of market-relevant standards, related to surface cleaning appliances and vacuum cleaners. The new agreement also expands the scope to include:

  • Performance of household and similar electrical cooking appliances, and
  • Air leakage and ventilation performances.

Founded in 1906, the IEC is world-leading organization for the preparation and publication of international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. They are known collectively as “electrotechnology.”

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September 2, 2021