This fall, two more countries have joined the IECEE (The IEC System for Conformity Testing and Certification of Electrotechnical Equipment and Components) and may in due course have operators within the international CB scheme.
The Republic of Kazakhstan joined in October and became the 55th IECEE Member State. The national member body is represented by the Committee of Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. Kazakhstan’s membership in IECEE puts it on a par with its partners in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), the three-member Customs Union which also consist of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation. The move by Kazakhstan came as a direct result of negotiations held between the IEC and the EEC in Moscow in late September, and is regarded as a key step towards enhancing trade both regionally and internationally.
The EEC started its activity on 1 February 2012 on the basis of the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Commission signed in November 2011 by the Presidents of the Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. The Commission is modelled on the European Commission and has its headquarters in Moscow.
In November, The Islamic Republic of Iran joined in and became IECEE’s 56th Member State. The national member body in this case is The Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI).
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