Wikipedia has a comprehensive list of EMC standards. The list includes
CISPR, IEC, ISO, European EN, FCC, and MIL-STD. There is also a link to the
GR-1089-CORE EMC and product safety standards for network telecommunications
In order to put an electrical or electronic
devices on the market, the device is required to comply with EMC standards
during its design, development, and manufacture. This applies to commercial
and military products.
The EMC standards define the frequency range
and limit of unnecessary radiation to prevent telecommunication and
broadcasting devices (such as those that use an assigned frequency range for
radio communication) and electrical/electronic devices from being
interrupted, causing interference, or other similar problems.
Frequency range assignment is critical for ensuring important radio
communication (e.g. fire services or police radio) and TV broadcasting, and
preventing radio interference.
The EMC standards play an important
role in adjusting the frequency range assignment.
Another purpose of
the EMC standards is to protect electrical/electronic devices from being
subject to various interferences (including lightning surges and static
electricity) or damage, by minimizing hazards found in their operating