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:

  • 2019 Trinational: [CA, MX, US] Low Voltage Fuses – Class CD Fuses (UL 248.18, CSA C22.2 No. 248.18, ANCE NMX-J-009/248/18-ANCE) |PHR
  • 2019 Trinational: [CA, MX, US] Nonmetallic Surface Raceways and Fittings (UL 5A, CSA C22.2 No. 62.1, ANCE TBD) |PHR
  • 2019 Trinational: [CA, MX, US] Belowground RTRC and Fittings (UL 2420, CSA C22.2 No. 2420, ANCE TBD) | PHR
  • 2019 Trinational: [CA, MX, US] Positioning Devices (UL 1565, CSA C22.2 No. 1565, ANCE TBD) | PHR
  • 2019 Trinational: [CA, MX, US] Supplemental Fuseholders (NEW CSA C22.2 No. 4248-14, UL 4248-14) | 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 Trinational: [CA, MX, US] Single-Pole Non-Locking Connectors (NEW) | 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

 

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Submitter: M. Ali (NEMA-US)
Title: Low Voltage Fuses – Class CD Fuses
Standards:(UUL 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
Pending
                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

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
Pending
                                                                                                                                                   
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
Pending
                                                                                                                                                   
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
Pending
                                                                                                                                                   
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
Pending
                                                                                                                                                   

 

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: P. Desilets (Leviton-CA)
Title: Standard for Single-Pole Non-Locking Connectors
Countries: CA, MX, US
THC/THSC: THSC 23H-4             
No
5/27/2019
7/19/2019
Pending

 

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
US-YES
1/31/2019
6/15/2019
Pending

 

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
Pending

 

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
Pending

 

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

 

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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.

 

Standards List

List of US, Canada and Mexico National Electrotechnical Standards harmonized through CANENA. 

 

UL Standard

CSA Standard

ANCE Standard

UL Standard Title

Harmonization

5A

62.1

N/A

Surface Nonmetallic Raceways

Binational

6

45.1

534

Electrical Rigid Metal Conduit — Steel

Trinational

6A

C22.2 No. 45-2-08

576

Electrical Rigid Metal Conduit — Aluminum, Red Brass

Trinational

20

111

N/A

General-Use Snap Switches

Binational

44

38

451

Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables

Trinational

50

94.1

235/1

Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, Non- Environmental Considerations

Trinational

50E

94.2

235/2

Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, Environmental Considerations

Trinational

62

49

436

Flexible Cord and Fixture Wire

Trinational

83

75

10

Thermoplastic-Insulated Wires and Cables

Trinational

98

4

162

Enclosed and Dead-Front Switches

Trinational

218

263

626

Fire Pump Controllers

Trinational

224

198.1

N/A

Extruded Insulating Tubing

Binational

248-1

248.1

009/248/1

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 1: General Requirements l

Trinational

248-10

248.1

009/248/10

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 10: Class L Fuses

Trinational

248-11

248.11

009/248/11

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 11: Plug Fuses

Trinational

248-12

248.12

009/248/12

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 12: Class R Fuses

Trinational

248-13

248.13

009/248/13

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 13: Semiconductor Fuses

Trinational

248-14

248.14

009/248/14

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 14: Supplemental Fuses

Trinational

248-15

248.15

009/248/15

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 15: Class T Fuses

Trinational

248-16

248.16

009/248/16

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 16: Test Limiters

Trinational

248-2

248.2

009/248/2

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 2: Class C Fuses

Trinational

248-3

248.3

009/248/3

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 2: Class C Fuses

Trinational

248-4

248.4

009/248/4

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 4: Class CC Fuses

Trinational

248-5

248.5

009/248/5

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 5: Class G Fuses

Trinational

248-6

248.6

009/248/6

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 6: Class H Non-Renewable

Trinational

248-7

248.7

009/248/7

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 7: Class H Renewable Fuse

Trinational

248-8

248.8

009/248/8

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 8: Class J Fuses

Trinational

248-9

248.9

009/248/9

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 9: Class K Fuses

Trinational

310

153

N/A

Electrical Quick-Connect Terminals

Binational

347

253

564/106

Alternating Current Contactors and Contactor-Based

Trinational

467

41

590

Grounding and Bonding Equipment

Trinational

486

41

590

Grounding and Bonding Equipment

Binational

486A-486B

65

543

Wire Connectors

Trinational

486C

188

548

Splicing Wire Connectors

Trinational

486D

198.2

NMX-J-519

Sealed Wire Connector Systems

Trinational

486F

291

N/A

Bare and Covered Ferrules

Binational

489

C22.2 No. 5

NMX-J-266

Molded-Case Circuit Breakers, Molded-Case Switches

Trinational

489B

C22.2 No. 305

N/A

Molded-Case Circuit Breakers, Molded-Case Switches and Circuit-Breaker Enclosures for use with Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

Binational

496

43

N/A

Lampholders

Binational

514A

18.1

023/1

Metallic Outlet Boxes

Trinational

514B

18.3

NMX-J-017

Conduit, Tubing, and Cable Fittings

Trinational

514D

42.1

N/A

Cover Plates for Flush-Mounted Wiring Devices

Binational

568

126.2

N/A

Nonmetallic Cable Tray Systems

Binational

674

145

652

Electric Motors and Generators for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations

Trinational

773A

284-16

NMX-J-715

Nonindustrial Photoelectric Switches for Lighting Control

Trinational

797

22.2 No. 83.1

NMX-J-536

Electrical Metallic Tubing — Steel

Trinational

845

254

353

Motor Control Centers

Trinational

857

27

NMX-J-148

Busways

Trinational

891

244

118/2

Switchboards

Trinational

943

144.1

NMX-J-520-ANCE-2006

Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters

Trinational

1008

178.1

NMX-J-672

Transfer Switch Equipment

Trinational

1426

341

N/A

Electrical Cables for Boats

Binational

1441

198.3

N/A

Coated Electrical Sleeving

Binational

1449

269.1-5

NMX-J681.1-ANCE; NMX-J681.2-ANCE

Standard for Surge Protective Devices

Trinational

1472

184.1

N/A

Solid-State Dimming Controls

Binational

1565

18.5

N/A

Positioning Devices

Binational

1598

250.2

307/1

Luminaires

Trinational

1653

227.1

N/A

Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing

Binational

1660

227.2

N/A

Liquid-Tight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit

Binational

1682

182.1

719

Standard for Plugs, Receptacles, and Cable Connectors, of the Pin and Sleeve Type

Trinational

1691

1691

N/A

Single Conductor Pin and Sleeve Devices Intended for Theater, Stage, and Studio Applications

Binational

1696

227.3

N/A

Nonmetallic Mechanical Protection Tubing

Binational

1786

256

N/A

Direct Plug-In Nightlights

Binational

1993

1993

578

Self-Ballasted Lamps Adapters

Trinational

1995

236

N/A

Heating And Cooling Equipment

Binational

2158

112-15

N/A

Electric Clothes Dryer

Binational

2231-1

281.1

NMX-J-668/1

Personal Protection Systems for Electrical Vehicles (EV) Supply Circuits – Part 1: General Requirements for Protection Devices for use in Charging

Trinational

2231-2

281.2

NMX-J-668/2

Personal Protection Systems for Electrical Vehicles (EV) Supply Circuits – Part 2: Particular Requirements for Protection Devices for use in Charging

Binational

2239

18.4

N/A

Hardware for the Support of Conduit, Tubing, and Cable

Binational

2420

2420

N/A

Below ground Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit (RTRC) and Fittings

Binational

2459

2459

N/A

Insulated Multi-pole Splicing Wire Connectors

Binational

2515

2515

N/A

Above ground Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit (RTRC) and Fittings

Binational

2556

2556

556

Wire and Cable Test Methods

Trinational

2594

280

NMX-J-677

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

Trinational

4248-1

4248.1

009/4248/1

Fuseholders – Part 1: General Requirements

Trinational

4248-11

4248.11

009/4248/11

Fuseholders – Part 11: Type C (Edison Base) and Typ

Trinational

4248-12

4248.12

009/4248/12

Fuseholders – Part 12: Class R

Trinational

4248-15

4248.15

009/4248/15

Fuseholders – Part 15: Class T

Trinational

4248-4

4248.4

009/4248/4

Fuseholders – Part 4: Class CC

Trinational

4248-5

4248.5

009/4248/5

Fuseholders – Part 5: Class G

Trinational

4248-6

4248.6

009/4248/6

Fuseholders – Part 6: Class H

Trinational

4248-8

4248.8

009/4248/8

Fuseholders – Part 8: Class J

Trinational

4248-9

4248.9

009/4248/9

Fuseholders – Part 9: Class K

Trinational

60320-1

60320-1

60320-1

Appliance Couplers for Household and Similar General Purposes – Part 1: General Requirements

Trinational-IEC

60335-1

60335-1

521

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 1: General Requirements

Trinational-IEC

60335-2-34

60335-2-34

60335-2-34

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 2-34: Particular Requirements for Motor-Compressors

Trinational-IEC

60335-2-40

60335-2-40

60335-2-40

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 2-40: Particular Requirements for Electrical Heat Pumps

Trinational-IEC

60335-2-89

60335-2-89

60335-2-89

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 2-89: Particular Requirements for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances with an Incorporated or Remote Refrigerant Unit or Compressor

Trinational-IEC

60947-1

60947-1-07

TBD

Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear – Part 1: General Rules

Trinational-IEC

60947-4-1

60947-4-1

290

Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear – Part 4-1: Contactors and motor-starters – Electromechanical contactors and motor – starters

Trinational-IEC

60947-4-2

60947-4-2

N/A

Low-Voltage Switchgrear and Controlgear – Part 4-2: Contactors and motor-starters- AC Semiconductor Motor Controllers and Starters

Binational-IEC

60947-5-1

60947-5-1

N/A

Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear – Part 5-1: Control Circuit Devices and Switching Elements – Electromechanical Control Circuit Devices

Binational-IEC

60947-5-2

60947-5-2

N/A

Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear – Part 5-2: Control Circuit Devices and Switching Elements – Proximity Switches

Binational-IEC

60947-7-3

60947-7-3

N/A

Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear – Part 7-3: Ancillary Equipment – Safety Requirements for Fuse Terminal Blocks

Binational-IEC

62275

18.5

623

Cable management systems – Cable ties for electrical installations

Trinational-IEC