Service de l'Energie de l'Etat
Compared to the countries neighboring the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg - such as Belgium, France and Germany - Luxembourg had never in the past operated a national standards body of its own. However, with the setting-up of the European standardization schemes, Luxembourg joined CEN, CENELEC and ETSI to acquire, through the implementation of the European Standards a consistent set of national standards, and thereby provide its economy and local industry with a highly effective tool for ensuring the free circulation of goods and services in Europe.
In 1996, all standardization activities were brought together under a single administration, the Service de l'Energie de l'Etat (SEE), which at that time was only in charge of the electrotechnical part of standardization. At the international level, SEE also represents Luxemburg in ISO and IEC.
Nowadays SEE - Luxembourg_s standards body - represents the national interests in the different European and international standardization schemes and is also in charge of the relevant duties of these standardization bodies.
SEE_s terms of reference in the field of standardization are :
- to ensure the participation of the various economic sectors in the development of European and international standards;
- to implement European standards at national level;
to promote the use of standards and standardization.
SEE is a public service department under the authority of the Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade.