Overview: EMVCo LLC was formed in 1999 by Europay, MasterCard, and Visa to manage, maintain, and enhance the EMV Integrated Circuit Card Specifications for Payment Systems. EMVCo is currently operated by American Express, JCB, MasterCard and Visa. EMVCo's primary role is to manage, maintain, and enhance the EMV Integrated Circuit Card Specifications to ensure interoperability and acceptance of payment system integrated circuit cards on a worldwide basis. EMVCo also maintains type approval processes for terminal compliance testing and Common Core Definitions (CCD) and Common Payment Application (CPA) card compliance testing. These testing processes ensure that a single terminal and card approval process is developed at a level that will allow cross payment system interoperability through compliance with the EMV specifications.
Specifications: Available at: http://www.emvco.com/specifications.aspx
IPR Policy: Available at: http://www.emvco.com/terms.aspx?id=192
Current Status: Active
Last Updated: June 4, 2014