Who are the leading international standard setting bodies for electrical cables?

The most widely recognised International standards bodies are the IEC, the ISO, and CENELEC

IEC is the International Electrotechnical Commission

ISO International Organisation for Standardisation

CENELEC is the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation.International Standards Bodies

Standards bodies with some international standing are as follows:

CSA is the Canadian Standards Association (Canada)

UL is the Underwriters Laboratories (USA)

CEBEC Comite Electrotechnique Belge Service de la Marque (Belgium)

DEMKO Danmark Electriske materaikontrol (Denmark)

SETI Electrical Inspectorate Sakiniementie (India)

IMQ Instituto Italiano del Marchio di Qualita (Italy)

KEMA KEUR NV tot Keuring van Elektrotechnische Materialen (Netherlands)

NEMKO Norges Electriske materllkiontrollanstalten (Norway)

SEV Schweizerischen Electrotechnischen Verein (Switzerland)

VDE Verband Deutscher Elektrotechnischer (Germany)

Within the UK, the official standards body is BSI, the British Standards Institute.

Each country will have its own national standards body with many of these standards being based on a harmonised version of the international standards.

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