International partners

NBN also participates in standardisation at international level. It does this in consultation with various international partners.

NBN and its international partners

NBN is the specialist in standardisation at the Belgian level. Of course, it also keeps its finger on the pulse for this in the European and international standards world. That is why it works with a number of international partners. This keeps you informed of existing rules and procedures, deadlines and new developments of best practices, at the international level.

Together with its international partners, NBN ensures good, widely supported agreements on products, services and processes. Why? To make the world a better place. Just think of safe toys, sustainable buildings or smooth international trade.

Who are NBN's international partners and what do they do?

NBN cooperates with European and international organisations, as well as with national organisations from other countries.

European standardisation bodies

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CEN (Comité Européen de Normalisation).
CEN is the European committee for standardisation. It develops and promotes general European standards together with its 34 members including NBN and other European and international partners.
CENELEC (Comité Européen de Normalisation Électrotechnique).
CENELEC is the European committee for electrotechnical standardisation. It's responsible for standards development in the field of electrical engineering.
ETSI (European Telecommunication standards Institute).
ETSI is the European Telecommunication Standards Institute. It supports the development and testing of global technical standards for ICT systems, applications and services.

Internationalstandardisation boddies

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The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
ISO is the international standards development organisation. National standards bodies (such as NBN) from more than 160 countries are affiliated with it. ISO promotes the development of best practices that support the international exchange of goods and services.
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IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission)
IEC is the International Electrotechnical Commission. This worldwide organisation develops and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies.
It all comes down to one thing: serving our members to help achieve the vision of standards used everywhere.

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Standardisation bodies from other countries

NBN also offers standards from other countries, for example NEN from the Netherlands, BSI from the United Kingdom, DIN from Germany, AFNOR from France, and ASTM from the United States.

Participate in standards development yourself

Are you an expert in a particular area of standardisation? And would you like to contribute to the development of new standards? Then register now as an expert on a standards committee.
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