Iceland - Country Commercial Guide
Standards for Trade

Describes standards, identifies the national standards, accreditation bodies, and lists the national testing organization(s) and conformity assessment bodies.

Last published date: 2022-06-09


Since joining the European Economic Area (EEA) in 1994, Iceland has adopted European product standards and regulations in most areas.  Implementation of these new standards, and the accompanying requirement for use of the CE marking (an administrative marking that indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the EEA) to certify that a product has met EU consumer safety, health, or environmental requirements, has created occasional difficulties for importers of some U.S. manufactured goods.  For more information on standards, visit the Icelandic Standards (IST) website.  Iceland is a member to the European standards organizations European Committee for Standardization (CEN), European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), and European Standards Organization (ETSI), and to the international standards organizations International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).  To sell products on the EU market as well as Iceland, U.S. exporters are required to apply the CE marking.


Iceland uses European standards such as the CE marking, and international standards including ISO.  Iceland is a member to the CEN, CENELEC, ETSI, ISO, and IEC standards organizations.

Testing, Inspection and Certification

Products that comply with EU standards and certification can enter the Icelandic market.

Publication of Technical Regulations

Icelandic Standards (IST) publishes standards.  Regulations are published on  Laws are published on the Althingi website and in the government gazette.  The public can comment on bills online.

Icelandic Standards (IST) is the national standards body of Iceland.  It is an independent association whose role, by law, is the publication of Icelandic standards and the representation of Iceland in international and regional standards bodies. 

Contact Information

Icelandic Standards
Thorunnartun 2, 3rd floor
105 Reykjavik
Tel: +354 520-7150
Web site: