Vienna Agreement Cen Iso

In order to avoid duplication between standardisation at international and European level, to the benefit of standard contributors and users, 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 Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). define the rules of cooperation. The Vienna Agreement, signed in 1991 between CEN and ISO, recognises the primacy of international standards and aims to ensure that standards are recognised simultaneously at international and European level by improving the exchange of information and mutual representation at meetings. Either CEN or ISO take the lead in the development of a new standard and the relevant documents must be submitted for simultaneous approval. ISO members can thus influence the content of the CEN standard and vice versa. Around 31% of CEN standards are developed under the Vienna Agreement. In order to avoid duplication between standardization at international and European level, to increase the effectiveness of standardization at European and international level, CEN and CENELEC have signed agreements with their respective international partners, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). define the rules of cooperation. The technical cooperation agreement between ISO and CEN (Vienna Agreement) is a technical cooperation agreement between ISO and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).

It was adopted on 27 June 1991 in Vienna by the CeN Governing Council, after approval by the ISO Executive Board, at its meeting on 16 and 17 June 1991. The 1989 Agreement on the Exchange of Technical Information between ISO and CEN (Lisbon Agreement) was formally approved in Geneva on 1 May 1991 and replaced the 1989 Agreement on the Exchange of Technical Information between ISO and CEN. The “codified” Vienna Agreement was approved in 2001 by the ISO Council and the CEN Management Board. . . .