Agreement On Technical Cooperation Between Iso And Cen
Among the expected benefits of using this agreement are: as a result, the agreement contains two essential forms for the joint development of standards: the mode under ISO leadership and the mode under the direction of the NEEC, in which documents developed within one agency are notified for simultaneous approval by the other. The NEC is working closely with the International Standards Organization (ISO) following the technical cooperation agreement between ISO and the CEN (Vienna Convention), which was formally adopted in 1991. Nevertheless, the Vienna agreement allows the CEN or ISO to carry out standardisation activities on the same subject if deemed necessary. The Joint ISO-CEN Coordinating Group of the Technical Boards plays an important strategic role in monitoring the implementation of the Viennese Agreement and consulting with the CEN`s Senior Technical Committee and the ISO Technical Technical Committee on all matters related to the Viennese Agreement, including the need for revisions. In September 2001, a revised version (version 3.3) of the „Vienna” agreement was published, which reduced the agreement itself to the essential principles of cooperation between ISO and the NEC. Overall, the current version of international standardization gives priority and gives more importance to ISO leadership than previous versions. For example, ISO standards can only be revised under ISO`s direction, regardless of their origin. In 1996, CENELEC and the CIS signed the Dresden Agreement to create the framework for an intensive consensus process between the development of European and international standards in the electricity sector. The close interdependence of European and international standardisation activities by the Vienna and Dresden agreements has resulted in approximately 31% and 76% of all European standards adopted by CEN and CENELEC now technically equivalent to or identical to ISO and CIS standards. This high proportion of uniform standards facilitates the implementation of the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (OTC) in the global market. In order to avoid duplication between de-derisation at international and European level, to the benefit of contributors and users of standards, as well as to improve the effectiveness of standardisation at European and international level, CEN and CENELEC have signed agreements with their respective international partners, the International Standards Organisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on the rules of cooperation.
The Viennese Convention, signed in 1991 between the CEN and ISO, recognises the primacy of international standards and aims to simultaneously recognise standards at international and European level by improving information exchange and mutual representation at meetings. Either the NEEc or ISO take the lead in the development of a new standard and the related documents are submitted by both parties for simultaneous approval. This allows ISO members to influence the content of the CEN standard and vice versa. About 31% of the CEN standards are developed under the Viennese Convention. ISO is an independent non-governmental organization made up of members of national standards bodies from 163 countries. There are three categories of members: the agreement recognizes the primacy of international standards, but also recognizes that specific needs (for example. B in the European internal market) may require the development of standards for which a need has not been recognised at the international level. The prioritization of ISO work is also such that the NEC must in some cases carry out urgent work in the European context, but less so in the international context.
Unlike the CEN, CENELEC is committed to implementing, as far as possible, all new standardization projects implemented by the CIS at the international level.