In August of 2016, a new standard for Copper Wire Cable, Standard NMX-J-014-ANCE-2016 was adopted by the Standards and Technical Secretariat. This Mexican Standard is harmonised to the International Standard IEC 60228. What is different from the International Standard, the Mexican one includes the designation of the drivers in square millimetres.
The specifications and test methods indicated in the Standard NMX-J-014-ANCE-2016 complement those specified in the International Standard for construction, safety and performance of the product.
The Mexican Standard enters force 180 days after the publication date which is 19 March 2017.