Launched in 2001, the IEC Affiliate Country Programme is aimed at developing countries around the world. The Programme offers such countries a form of participation in the IEC without the financial burden of actual membership, making full use of IEC 100% electronic environment. The WTO (World Trade Organization) has complimented the IEC on the creation of the programme which provides an appropriate tool to enhance the participation in International Standardization from WTO Members in developing countries.
The Affiliate Country Programme principal objectives are:
- Encourage greater awareness and use of IEC International Standards in developing countries
- Help those countries understand and participate in the work of the IEC
- Facilitate the adoption of IEC International Standards as national standards
The IEC Affiliate Programme consist of 39 participants with adoptions and an overall number of 83 participants – you can find the full list of participating countries here.
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