Industrial Standards in Germany

Overview by
National Standards Organizations
German Institute for Standardization
DKE  German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE
Association for Electrical, Electronic &Information Technologies
Integration in the International Standards Network
At the European level:
- CEN, European Committee for Standardization
- CENELEC, European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
- European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

At the International level:
International Standards organization (ISO)
- International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

- International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Obligation to Use Standards
The German Institute for Standardization is a private not-for-profit organization which administers and co-ordinates the private sector thanks to the establishment of a voluntary system of standards and of compliance evaluation.
Classification of Standards
Assessment of the System of Standardization
The consumer of products for the general public does not focus on standards. All household appliances have a standard. What is important is the guarantee period. Standards are, on the other hand, a determining factor for sub-contracted products. Quality standards in the manufacturing process are also a determining factor in sub-contracting.
Online Consultation of Standards


The on-line catalog of European standards

The ISO catalog

The IEC catalog

Certification Organizations
German Institute for Standardization
ISO International Organization for Standardization
Associations of Standards Users
German Committee of Standards Users

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