In the present days of globalization the main role is played by the international standards as a means of access to the markets.
Approximately 30% of CEN standards are identically implemented international standards as well as 80% of CENELEC standards, which highlights the important role of the international standards for the global trade.
The International Organization for Standardization www.iso.org is a global network of the national standards bodies. It was established in 1947 with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. ISO develops standards in all fields except the electrotechnical one. ISO 2030 vision is making lives easier, safer and better. Through its 169 members ISO brings experts together to agree on International Standards that respond to global challenges. ISO standards support global trade, drive economic growth, advance innovation and promote health and safety to achieve a sustainable future.
Bulgaria is a member of ISO since 1955.
The International Electrotechnical Commission www.iec.ch develops International standards in the electrical, electronic and related technologies. It was established in 1906.
IEC vision is to be “everywhere for a safer, more efficient world”. IEC mission is to achieve worldwide use of IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment systems to ensure the safety, efficiency, reliability and interoperability of electrical, electronic and information technologies, to enhance international trade, facilitate broad electricity access and enable a more sustainable world.
Bulgaria is a member of IEC since 1958.
The International Telecommunication Union www.itu.int is the leading United Nation agency for telecommunication technologies. The agency coordinates the common use of the radio-frequency spectrum, helps the international communication and cooperation in the field of geostationary orbits and develops International standards for providing smooth interaction in a broad diapason of the radio-frequency spectrum.