In some sectors, there are sufﬁcient motivating factors for governments, their regulators and in certain cases, manufacturers and other stakeholders to work at the international level to promote policy and regulatory cooperation.
This may be, for example, because of the sheer volume of trade that is carried out internationally in a particular sector. Principles agreed to in the resulting international agreements are incorporated into national laws and regulations adopted by the agreement’s Parties. Many of the examples presented here are of ISO and IEC standards being used to support this international regulatory and other policy work. For more sector examples related specifically to electrotechnical standardization, please visit the IEC’s Website.