COCIR was granted liaison of category A with the Technical Committee 62 of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). This technical committee is in charge of international standards covering electromedical equipment. This category A liaison allows COCIR to submit new work item proposals (NWIP) at international level, to be considered as potential future international standards subject to approval by the National Committee Members of Technical Committee 62 of the IEC.
Standards of IEC TC 62 issued at international level are adopted as European Standards through CEN/CENELEC and ratified at national level through the 27 Member States. Almost all of these standards are referenced under the Medical Device Directives.
As part of COCIRs priority to be active on international standardisation, COCIR and CENELEC renewed in March 2009 their cooperation agreement in the standardisation of electromedical equipment.