The Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation (CYS) was established by the Government in 2002 to undertake the standardization activities that were under the juristiction of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism.
CYS is an autonomous body registered under private law, with the Government being the sole shareholder.
CYS is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, appointed by Government representing all the major stakeholders in governmental and non-governmental organizations.
CYS is responsible for the preparation, publication, revision and amendment of Cyprus standards and the promotion of their implementation.
CYS is a full member of international organizations for standardization such as ISO and IEC.
Moreover, CYS operates as the national centre for standardization and represents Cyprus at European Standardization Organizations such as CEN, CENELEC and ETSI.