European and International Standards and Associations
Abbreviation Organisation
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ASTM ASTM International, formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials 
BSI BSI Group / British Standards Institute 
CSA Canadian Standards Association
CEN European Committee for Standardisation
CENELEC European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation
COSING Cosmetic Ingredients Database
EDMA European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association
ETSI European Telecommunications Standards Institute
EUCOMED Represents the Medical Technology Industry in Europe
EU Energy Star European Union Energy Star
EU Notified Bodies European Union EU Notified Bodies
FCC Federal Communications Commission
Global Recalls Database Global Recalls Database
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISO International Standards Organisation
NSF The Public Health and Safety Organization
MedTech Alliance of European Medical Technology Industry Associations
NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association
RAPEX The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Dangerous Products (RAPEX)
SAE SAE International, formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers
UEAPME European Office of Crafts, Trades and Small and Medium sized Enterprises for Standardisation
UL UL: Formerly Underwriters Laboratories
USA Energy Star USA Energy Star
A2LA American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
ABINEE Association of Brazilian Industries for Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
ACIL National Trade Ass’n for Test Labs
ADLNB R&TTE Compliance Association
AENOR Spanish Testing and Standards Organization
AFNOR Testing & Cert. Organization
ANCE Asociacion Nacional de Normalizacion y Certificacion del Sector Electrico (Mexico)
ASSE American Society of Safety Engineers
ASTA BEAB Certification Services (Intertek-UK Test Lab)
AQSIQ State General Administration for Quality Supervision and Inspection and Quarantine (China)
BAS Bosnia & Herzegovina Standards Institution
BASEEFA Specializing in Conformity Assessment Under the ATEX Directive (U.K.)
BEAB British Electrotechnical Approvals Board (now ASTA BEAB)
BEC Belgian Electrotechnical Committee
BIS Bureau of Indian Standards
BSMI BSMI – Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection – (Taiwan Safety and EMC Testing) 
BSN BSN – Badan Standardisasi Nasional (National Standardization Board of Indonesia)
CANENA Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standardization of the Nations of the Americas
CB Scheme The IEC Scheme for Testing and Certification
CB Scheme – Full Full Certification System (CB-FCS) Mutual Acceptance of Conformity Assessment Certificates
CCC China Compulsory Certification
CEOC European Confederation of Organisations for Testing, Inspection, Certification and Prevention
CEPREI China Electronic Product Reliablility and Environmental Research Institute
CNCA China National Regulatory Commission for Certification and Accreditation
CPSC Consumer Product Safety Commission Website
CQC China Quality Certification Center for Import and Export Commodities
DEMKO A/S Danish Test Lab (UL-Europe Affiliate)
DIN Deutsches Institut fur Normung
Document Center Online Catalog & Inventory of Standards
DS Dansk Standard (Danish Standards Association)
EA European Co-operation for Accreditation
ECMA European Organization for Standardizing Information & Communication Systems
EEPCA European Electrical Products Certification Association (Association of the European Certification Bodies)
EFTA European Free Trade Association
EIA Electronic Industries Alliance
ELOT Hellenic Organization for Standardization (Greece)
ERAC Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (Australia – NZ)
ESFi Electrical Safety Foundation International (U.S.)
Eurachem Eurachem
EURAMET European Association of National Metrology Institutes
EUROLAB Association of 2000* European Testing Laboratories
Europa The European Commission
European Union Delegation of the EC to the U.S.
EVS Estonian Centre for Standardisation
Ex Scheme IEC’s Ex Scheme for Assessment of Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres
SGS FIMKO Finnish Test Agency
FONDONORMA Venezuela Standards and Certification Organization
GOST GOSSTANDART (Russia – Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology)
Hong Kong Safety Institute Hong Kong Safety Institute
HIS Hungarian Standards Institution (MSZT)
IAEI International Association of Electrical Inspectors
IAF International Accreditation Forum (Worldwide Organization)
ICONTEC Instituto de Columbiano de Normas Technicas y Certification
ICPE SA Romania Testing & Certification Organization
ICPHSO International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization
IEC – USNC USNC (the United States National Committee of the IEC)
IECEE – IEC IEC System for Conformity Testing and Certification of Electrical Equipment (CB Scheme, CB-FCS Scheme, etc.)
IECEx – IEC IEC Scheme for Certification to Standards for Explosive Atmospheres
IECQ The IEC’s Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components
IG Instituto Giordano S.P.A. – Italian Test Lab
ILAC International Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation
IMQ Instituto Italiano Del Marchio Di Qualita’
INN Instituto Nacional de Normalizacion
IST Icelandic Standards
ISUG Impact of Standards Users Group
ITIC Information Technology Industry Council (Formerly CBEMA)
JISC Japan Industrial Standards Committee
KATS Korean Agency for Technology and Standards
KEBS Kenya Bureau of Standards
KEMA KEMA Quality B.V.
KEUR Keurmerkinstitut Konsumerprodukten (The Netherlands)
KTL Korea Testing Laboratory
LaserNet Laser & Laser Safety Resources
LCIE Laboratorie Central des Industries Electricques (France – Test Lab)
LIA Laser Institute of America (Laser Safety Information Bulletin)
LOVAG Low Voltage Agreement Group (EU)
LPI Lightning Protection Institute
MEEI Hungarian Institute for Testing and Certification of Electrical Equipment
MET MET Laboratories, Inc.
METI Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan – Formerly MITI)
MIRS Metrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia
NACLA National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation
NANDO Nando (New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations) Information System
NASFM National Assoc. of State Fire Marshals
NEC NEC Direct (NFPA’s site for the Electrical Industry)
NEK Norsk Elektroteknisk Komite
NEMKO World-Wide Regulatory Compliance Testing and Certification
NEN Netherlands Standarization Institute (was NNI)
NESC National Electrical Safety Code® Zone
NETA InterNational Electrical Testing Association
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NHTSA National Highway Transportation Safety Agency
NIST National Institute of Standards & Technology
NLSI National Lightning Safety Institute
NPSS Northeast Product Safety Society
NRTL Nationally Recognized Testing Labs
NSAI National Standards Authority of Ireland
NSC National Safety Council
NSSN National Standards System Network
OVE Austria (Standardization, Testing & Certification Org.)
PCBC Polish Centre for Testing and Certification
PKN Polish Committee for Standardization
PSES IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society
PTB Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
SABS South African Bureau of Standards / Standards South Africa
SAC Standardization Administration of China
SBS Seychelles Bureau of Standards
SPRING Singapore National Body for Standards, Accreditation and Metrology
SCC Standards Council of Canada
SEC La Superintencia de Electricidad y Combustibles (Chile)
SEE Service de l’Energie de l’Etat (Luxembourg)
SEK Svensk Elstandard Commission (Sweden)
SEMKO Home Page (Sweden – An Intertek Testing Services company)
SEV Electrosuisse (Swiss Electrotechnical Association)
SGS SGS U.S. Testing
SII Standards Institution of Israel
SIQ Slovenian Institute of Quality and Metrology
SIST Slovenian Institute for Standardization
SIRA Test & Certification Ltd. (U.K.)
SIRIM Berhad Standards & Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia
SIS Swedish Standards Institute
SNIMA Swiss Association for Standardization
SNZ Standards New Zealand
SP Swedish National Testing & Research Institute
SSS System Safety Society
Standards Australia Standards Australia
TAC/THK Telecommunications Administration Centre, Finland
TRaC Testing Regulatory and Compliance
TSE Turk Standardslari Enstitusu (in Turkish)
TTBS Trinidad & Tobago Bureau of Standards
TUKES Safety Technology Authority (Finland)
TUV Rheinland TUV Rheinland
UNI Italian National Standards Body
USFA U.S. Fire Administration (Fire Resources and Statistics)
UTE Union Technique Del’ Electricite
VDE Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker Testing & Certification Inst.
VNIIS All-Russian Scientific and Research Institute for Certification of GOSSTANDARDT of Russia (in Russian)
UILI Union Internationale des Laboratories Indépendants