Standardisation Strategy Roadmap - a BusinessEurope position paper
A reaction to the Commission's Standardisation Strategy Roadmap consultation
- The performance of the European Standardisation System (ESS) is intrinsically linked to the system for harmonised European standards. We welcome measures to solve systemic bottlenecks in harmonised standardisation and, together with industry partners, we provide tangible recommendations to restore an effective harmonised standardisation.
- We acknowledge the increasing geopolitics of standardisation and welcome policy driven engagement in anticipating and defining standardisation priorities. However, further discussions to anticipate and define standardisation priorities at political level must not impede market-driven standardisation and should always involve stakeholders along the way.
- A strategic approach to lead on standardisation for new and critical technologies is welcomed but should not undermine our commitment to international standardisation.
- We welcome further clarification and assessment from the European Commission on the benefits for services standardisation.