Partner Standardization Bodies (PSBs) are National Standards Bodies that are a member of ISO, but are unlikely to become CEN Members or CEN Affiliates for political or geographical reasons.
In order to acquire this PSB status, National Standards Bodies have to meet certain criteria. The most important is that they commit themselves to implementing as national standards the European Standards developed by CEN Technical Committees in which they participate.
Partner Standardization Bodies have the right to participate in the CEN work. They may attend the General Assembly, can attend CEN Technical Committee meetings and contribute to their work. PSBs receive technical documentation (draft ENs submitted to Enquiry and ratified texts of approved ENs) as well as all general documentation from CEN.
Guidance on how to apply for the status of PSB is given in the document below: