Mexican Electrotechnical Committee (CEM)

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The Mexican Electrotechnical Committee, CEM, has as its objectives:

a) Coordinate Mexico's participation in the work and meetings of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in all standardization matters related to the fields of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Communications.

b) Promote international cooperation in all aspects related to integral standardization in the aforementioned fields.

c) Disseminate and promote IEC work and standards around the country.

d) The CEM was created by agreement dated February 6, 1981 and restructured on May 16, 1994 when Mexico re-entered the IEC.

e) The CEM is the body of the Directorate General of Standards (DGN) responsible for representing Mexico to the IEC receiving, analyzing and responding to the technical documentation generated by the different IEC working groups, in order for the country's needs to be considered in international standards.

Among its activities are:

a) Coordinate Mexico's participation in the work and meetings of the IEC, in all standardization matters relating to the fields of electrotechnical and electrical engineering.

b) Promote international cooperation in all aspects related to integral standardization in the aforementioned fields.

c) Disseminate and promote IEC works and standards around the country.

 
Structure
It has the following structure:

1. Presidency
2. Vice-Presidency
3. Executive Secretariat and Technical Secretariat
4. Coordinators
 

The principal functions of the Presidency focus on CEM meetings and establishing joint strategies with the coordinators of the IEC mirror sub-committees.

The Vice-Presidency grants recommendations and strategic counseling and represents the Presidency in its absence.
 
The Executive Secretariat and Technical Secretariat are primarily responsible for calling the CEM's ordinary and extraordinary meetings; issuing national positions (votes), rulings, surveys, comments; the accreditations of the expert delegates of the mirror sub-committees (SCs) nominated to attend the international meetings of the different IEC technical and sub-committees.
 
The main function of the coordinators is to call the meetings of the mirror SCs to agree on the national positions regarding IEC documents in conjunction with mirror SC members in Mexico.

Agreements for reaching the CEM's objectives are established at the board meetings.