Strengthening the Internal Market: Orgalim virtual roundtable highlights burdens on European standardisation
8 June 2020
On 2 June, Orgalim hosted a virtual roundtable to discuss the serious issues that industry continues to face due to the bureaucracy and delays existing within the current EU governance for harmonised standards.
Chaired by Philippe Portalier, Orgalim's Director of Better Regulation, Compliance and Standards, the event brought together leading voices from industry who shared their insights on the administrative hurdles businesses are facing due to the application issues of current European standardisation regulation. View the recording here.
Harmonised standards play a critical role, facilitating the free circulation of products within the Single Market. "Companies invest in standards because they help them deliver superior value to customers," commented Paul Coebergh van den Braak, Chair of BusinessEurope’s Free Movement of Goods and Standardisation Manager at Philips Intellectual Property & Standards. Mette Peetz-Schou, Senior Chief Adviser at Danish Industries and Chair of Orgalim’s Technical Committee also stated that "We need the EU Single Market to work properly for European industry: we need change, we need a ‘new deal' for standards. Orgalim, together with an alliance of over 20 industry federations, is therefore calling on EU policymakers for a ‘New Deal’ to restore mutual trust among all parties involved, starting with the main standardisation stakeholder: industry.