IEC Industry perpective

Governments/ International Organizations

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Regulation and infrastructure

A basis for public policy

Lawmakers make reference to IEC
International Standards in legal



IEC International Standards provide the technical frameworks, metrics and specifications regulators can refer to in their legislation. As technologies evolve, standards are revised accordingly and legislation is automatically updated.




Standards also provide governments with technical references in public tenders, lending confidence that products meet commonly agreed requirements, rules and specifications.


Benefits of using IEC International Standards


IEC International standards are developed, accepted and used by both the private and public sectors. Here are some of the many benefits of using IEC International Standards for public policy makers


Focused infrastructure development


Because regulators are not engineers, international standards and organizations like the IEC can help bring the innovative potential of the industry on the right track. This helps avoid island solutions that can hinder the growth of the market.


Merging technologies


Regulators need to ensure that there is adequate investment, the right technologies and products and fair pricing for all users. They also need to take into account that more and more technologies are merging and infrastructure systems need to be able to communicate across borders. Standards provide built-in interoperability.


Promoting cooperation


International standards can help regulators to provide common platforms that allow many different players, who are in competition, to work together on a same goal. They help promote fair competition and provide a level playing field so that national infrastructures can be built in time and stay relevant for longer.