CANENA Technical Programs

CANENA is a volunteer-based organization focused on electrotechnical standards harmonization activities within the Americas, helping to facilitate trade.  It has become a critical element of the National Quality Infrastructure of Canada, Mexico and the United States, having a portfolio of regionally harmonized standards of ninety-eight (98) published standards and growing.  In 2019, there was $45 billion in North America electroindustry trade flows, facilitated in part by CANENA standards.

CANENA has forty-three (43) electrotechnical standards harmonization committees in operation. Those committees have published fifty-seven (57) harmonized standards as tri-national standards by ANCE, CSA and UL; and an additional twenty-six (26) published as bi-national standards by CSA and UL. Regarding the publication of harmonized standards based on an IEC standard, there was a total of nine (9) harmonized tri-national standards published by ANCE, CSA and UL; and an additional six (6) harmonized bi-national standards published jointly by CSA and UL.

 

 List of Project Harmonization Request (PHR)

The following is a list of the most recent Project Harmonization Request, the form submitted by stakeholders pursuing regional harmonization and any responses received:

  • 2020 Binational: [CA, US]  Crimp Tools ( UL 1976 Outline of Investigation)  | PHR
  • 2019 Trinational: [CA, MX, US] Plugs, connectors, receptacles, inlets and outlets of the arcuate-blade type  (CSA C.22.2-42, UL 498, IEC 62986) | PHR
  • 2019 Binational: [CA, US] Electrical Cables for Boats (CSA C22.2 No. 341; UL 1426)  | PHR
  • 2019 Binational: [CA, US] Electrical Cables for Recreational Vehicles (CSA No. 341; UL 1426; NMX-???) | PHR
  • 2019 Binational: [CA, US] Flexible Metal Conduits (FMC), and Liquid-filled Metal Conduits (LFMC) Standards (CSA New; UL 360) | PHR
  • 2019 Binational: [CA, MX, US] Electrical Intermediate Metal Conduit (UL 1242) | PHR
  • 2019 Binational: [CA, US] Pilot Light Alarm Indicating Malfunction (General Requirements) (CSA C22.2 No. 46; UL 2021, 1042 and 1278) | PHR
  • 2019 Binational: [CA, MX, US] Surge Protective Devices (CSA C22.2 No. 269.1-269.5; UL 1449; MNX-J681.1-ANCE, NMX-J681.2-ANCE) | PHR
  • 2014 Binational: [CA, MX, US] Outlet Branch Circuit Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (CSA C22.2 No. 270, UL 1699, UL 1699A) | PHR; NEMA Response

 

Project Harmonization Request (PHR) Dashboard

Submitter: Paul Orr (NEMA-US)
Title: Crimp Tools
Standards:(UL 1976 Outline of Investigation)
Countries: CA, US
THC/THSC: 99, Connectors                                                                                                                   
US
9/24/2020
11/23/2020

TBD | PHR

                                                                                                                                                   
Submitter: Zijun Tong (NEMA-US)
Title: Low Voltage Fuses – Class CD Fuses
Standards:(UL 248.18, CSA C22.2 No. 248.18, ANCE NMX-J-009/248/18-ANCE)
Countries: CA, MX, US
THC/THSC: 32, Low Voltage Fuses and Fuseholders                                                                                                                   
US
11/1/2019
1/03/2020
6/15/2020

Approved | PHR

                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

Submitter: M. Ali (NEMA-US)
Title: Nonmetallic Surface Raceways and Fittings
Standards:(UL 5A; CSA C22.2 No. 62.1, ANCE TBD)
Countries: CA, MX, US
THC/THSC: 23A WG7                                                                                                                   
US
10/28/2019
1/03/2020
2/18/2020

Approved |PHR

                                                                                                                                                   
Submitter: M. Ali (NEMA-US)
Title: Belowground RTRC and Fittings
Standards:(UL 2420; CSA C22.2 No. 2420, ANCE TBD)
Countries: CA, MX, US
THC/THSC: 23A, Cable Management Systems                                                                                                                   
US
10/28/2019
1/03/2020
2/25/2020

Not Approved | PHR

                                                                                                                                                   
Submitter: M. Ali (NEMA-US)
Title: Positioning Devices
Standards:(UL 1565; CSA C22.2 No. 1565, ANCE TBD)
Countries: CA, MX, US
THC/THSC: 23A WG2, Positioning Devices                                                                                                                   
US
10/28/2019
1/03/2020
3/17/2020

Not Approved | PHR

                                                                                                                                                   
Submitter: M. Ali (NEMA-US)
Title: Supplemental Fuseholders
Standards:(NEW UL 4248-14; CSA C22.2 No. 4248-14)
Countries: CA, MX, US
THC/THSC: 32B                                                                                                                   
US
10/02/2019
12/02/2019
12/02/2019

Withdrawn | PHR

                                                                                                                                                   

 

Submitter: P. Desilets (Leviton-CA)
Title: Standard for Plugs, Connectors, Receptacles, Inlets and Outlets of the Arcuate-Blade Type Devices
Standards: UL 498,CSA C22.2-42, IEC 62986
Countries: CA, MX, US
THC/THSC: THSC 23B/C-5
No
5/27/2019
7/19/2019
10/8/2019

Withdrawn

 

Submitter: Daniel Abbate (US-NEMA)
Title: Standard for Single-Pole Latching Type Separable Connectors
Countries: CA, MX, US
THC/THSC: THSC 23H-4             
US
5/27/2019
7/19/2019
01/29/2020

Approved | PHR; NEMA

 

Submitter: K. Masri (NEMA-US)
Title: Standard for Electrical cables for boats
Standards: UL 1426, C22.2 No. 341; NMX-XX-XXXX
Countries: CA, MX, US
THC/THSC: THSC 20       
CA, US
6/7/2019
CSA-6/11/2019; UL-6/13/2019
6/13/2019

Approved

 

Submitter: K. Masri (NEMA-US)
Title: Electrical cables for recreational vehicle (RV)
Standards: CSA No. 341; UL 1426; NMX-???
Countries: CA, MX, US
THC/THSC: THSC 20        
CA-NO; US-YES
6/5/2019
8/9/2019
6/18/2019

Closed without approval

 

Submitter: K. Masri (NEMA-US)
Title: Flexible Metal Conduits (FMC), and Liquid-filled Metal Conduits (LFMC)
Standards: CSA New; UL 360
Countries: CA, US
THC/THSC: THC 23A                           
US-Yes
5/17/2019
9/6/2019, CSA-No  Next decision 12/3/2019
11/1/2019: issued a 30-day re circulation ballot

 

Submitter: M. Ali (NEMA-US)
Title: Standard for Electrical Intermediate Metal Conduit
Standards: UL 1242, ANSI C80.6
Countries: CA, MX, US
THC/THSC: THSC 23A MT1
CA-YES; US-YES; MX-YES
1/31/2019
6/15/2019
8/28/2020 Approved 

 

Submitter: G. Chopra (EFC-Canada)
Title: Pilot Light Alarm indicating malfunction (General Requirements)
Standards: (CSA 22.2 No. 46; UL 2021, UL 1042 and UL 1278)
Countries: CA, US
THC/THSC: TBD                         
CA-YES; US-NO
6/20/2019
8/20/2019
9/4/2019 Withdrawn

 

Submitter: M. Ali (NEMA-US)
Title: Standard for Surge Protective Devices
Standards:(UL 1449; CSA No. 269.2-5-17; NMX-J681.1, and .2)
Countries: CA, US, MX
THC/THSC: TBD        
CA/US-YES
6/20/2019
8/20/2019
1/15/2020

Approved

 

Submitter: R. McIntyre (EFC-CA)
Title: Outlet Branch Circuit Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
Standards: UL 1699, UL 1699A, CSA C22.2 No. 270
Countries: CA, MX, US
CA-YES; US-NO
11/24/2014
9/15/2019
9/4/2019

Closed without approval

 

PDF | PHR Dashboard

Publications by the Numbers

Harmonization aims to reinforce the safety of electrical products placed on the internal markets of participating countries.  It takes into account new technological developments and consensus engineering judgement in order to ensure a high level of protection of human safety and reinforces essential safety requirements which electrical products must comply when made available on the market. Maintaining these standards is viewed by regulators as providing a public good and ensures the public has access to the most recent product iteration.