TBT Committee comment on review of the European Standardisation System

Published 15-02-2011
EFTA's Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee is the body in EFTA following the ongoing European Commission review of the European Standardisation System. The Commission is expected to present its “Standardisation Package” in April this year.

In a letter to the Commission, the Committee has expressed some views based on, among others, issues raised in the European Parliament / Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Report dated 7 October 2010 on the future of European Standardisation.


The letter briefly addresses issues relating to inter alia the principle of national delegation, the speed of standardisation, cooperation between the European Standardisation Organisations (ESOs), participation of societal stakeholders and public authorities in standardisation and the inclusion of services in the European legal framework for standardisation.

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