The Frankfurt Agreement allows for the adoption of an International standard as a European Standard through the parallel procedure. The options for working in parallel are described below.
1 WORK DEVELOPED BY IEC
1.1 When IEC creates a New Proposal (equivalent to a New Work Item (NWI) in CENELEC), CCMC creates the NWI in the CENELEC database and adds it to the work programme of the corresponding CENELEC technical body.
1.2 The voting period is the same for both IEC and CENELEC and shall be timed to start and end simultaneously for each stage.
1.3 When IEC launches the CDV, CENELEC launches the Enquiry with associated vote. Any comment received at CENELEC side during Enquiry is transmitted to, and examined by, the responsible CENELEC technical body taking into account the voting report with IEC technical body decisions in order to assess the need for common modifications.
1.4 If IEC publishes the standard after CDV, CENELEC follows and publishes the European standard. See ‘Referencing of CENELEC standards developed under FA’
1.5 If IEC launches the FDIS, CENELEC launches the Formal Vote simultaneously.
1.6 In case of different voting results at IEC and CENELEC level, possible options to handle them are the following:
If the text is approved at IEC but not at CENELEC level, the CENELEC Technical body can propose to BT to either
- exempt the IEC standard from parallel procedures (no publication at European level), or
- develop common modifications to the IEC standard.
If the text is not approved at IEC but approved at CENELEC level, the CENELEC Technical body can propose to BT to either
- drop the vote, or
- adopt it as a homegrown CENELEC standard.
1.7 The European elements of the published EN IEC are at least the title page of the EN IEC, the European Foreword and the Annex ZA 'Normative references to international publications with their corresponding European publications'.