IEC activities in developing and industrializing countries
(october 2013 – march 2014)
This document contains information provided by the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) at the TBT Committee meeting of 19-20 March 2014 under Agenda Item 5 (Update by Observers).
This report to the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade Committee highlights the activities of the IEC, its Members, Affiliates and Regional Centres related to increasing the participation of developing and industrializing countries in IEC International Standardization and Conformity Assessment activities.
1 SUPPORT TO IEC MEMBERS
1.1 IEC Regional Centre for Latin America
1.1. The IEC-LARC (IEC Latin America Regional Centre), located in São Paulo, Brazil, is the focal point for the IEC in Latin America, helping to promote awareness of the IEC in the region, to increase the use of IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment Systems and to enhance participation and membership of countries in the region.