The French Standardization System (SFN) is primarily made up of AFNOR and Sector-based Standardization Bureaux, Public authorities and experts. AFNOR conducts, controls and coordinates standardization in France. Standards are drafted by the Sector-based Standardization Bureaux (BNS) or by AFNOR in areas common to a large number of sectors and in sectors for which there is no approved BNS.
Pursuant to Decree N°2009-697 of 16 june 2009 modified by Decree N°2021-1413 of 10 november 2021, its status is that of an association governed by the 1901 Act and its responsibilities are as follows:
AFNOR - To find out more, please visit the AFNOR Standardization website