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Standards Organizations

National Standards Organizations

Estonian Center for Standardization and Accreditation (EVS)

Akadeemia tee 21/6
12618 Tallinn

Tel: +372 605 50 50
Fax: +372 605 50 70


Eesti Standardikeskus (EVS) is a non-profit association that is recognized by the Government of Estonia as the national standards body for Estonia. The EVS was founded by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication, the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Confederation of Estonian Employers and Industry on 14 January 2000. On 24 April 2000, the Government of Estonia and the EVS concluded an agreement in which the mutual rights and obligations in organizing standardization activities in Estonia were laid down more precisely. In Estonia the standardization is regulated by Technical Regulations and Standards Act.

Responsibilities of EVS include:

  • Promotion of standardization;
  • Adoption, maintenance, and sale of Estonian standards;
  • Provision of information on standards and training;
  • Notification of foreign and international standards organizations (WTO, ISO, IEC) about the work program;
  • Participation in the work of international and European standards organizations.

International Standards Organizations

Estonia is a Member Body of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

ISO Central Secretariat
Chemin de Blandonnet 8
CP 401–1214 Vernier, Geneva

Tel: [41] 22 749 01 11
Fax: [41] 22 733 34 30


The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards organizations that develops and maintains product and other standards in all fields except electrical and electronic engineering. ISO standards support global trade, drive inclusive and equitable economic growth, advance innovation, and promote health and safety to achieve a sustainable future.

Estonia is an Associate Member of the International Electrotechnical Commission.

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

3 rue de Varembé
PO Box 131
CH-1211 Geneva 20

Tel: [41] 22 919 0211


The International Electrotechnical Commission is a global, not-for-profit membership organization whose work underpins quality infrastructure and international trade in electrical and electronic goods. The organization facilitates technical innovation, affordable infrastructure development, efficient and sustainable energy access, smart urbanization and transportation systems, and climate change mitigation, and increases the safety of people and the environment.

To this end, the IEC strives to achieve worldwide use of IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment systems to ensure the safety, efficiency, reliability and interoperability of electrical, electronic and information technologies, to enhance international trade, facilitate broad electricity access, and enable a more sustainable world.