Internal Market: Joint Industry recommendations for effective Harmonised Standardisation

Published: 6 July 2021

Policies & Issues: Internal Market - Compliance, Standards & Enforcement

This paper provides tangible recommendations to remove bottlenecks in harmonised standardisation. In view of the upcoming standardisation strategy, a constructive dialogue to find synergies will be necessary to fulfil the strategic value of standardisation, as highlighted in the European Commission’s updated Industrial Strategy, and the delivery of stakeholder know-how on technical solutions.

We welcome the recommendations made by seventeen EU delegations on “EU industry competitiveness and effective harmonised standardisation” at the Competitiveness Council on 27 May 2021, and any concrete steps by the European Commission to enhance the processes for harmonised standardisation, as suggested in the updated Industrial Strategy.

We are convinced that for the well-functioning of the European standardisation system, including harmonised standardisation, industry must remain a key stakeholder, bringing in competence and experience to the said system. Therefore, we believe it is essential that several roles and principles be kept in mind.

 

To read our recommendations in full, please download the document above.

Authors

Boledi
Federica Boledi
Manager - Digital, Innovation and Internal Market

Related Position Papers

Digital Transformation: Industry calls on EU legislators to respect principles of the New Legislative Framework in the AI Act [30 September 2022]

Internal Market: Criteria for common specifications [27 September 2022]

Internal Market: Joint industry statement – Feedback on the Standardisation Strategy [6 April 2022]

Internal Market: Orgalim Position paper on the New Legislative Framework [7 March 2022]

Environment: Orgalim Position Paper on the draft French Decree on consumer information for waste-generating products [21 December 2021]

Internal Market: Joint Industry recommendations for effective Harmonised Standardisation [6 July 2021]

Internal Market: Joint open letter on industry competitiveness and EU standardisation [1 February 2021]

Internal Market: Orgalim comments on the NLF evaluation roadmap [2 December 2020]

Internal Market: Orgalim comments on the 2020 draft Blue Guide [13 November 2020]