SMEs sign up to the Commission’s Joint Initiative on Standardisation - Better SME representation, internationalisation, prioritisation

Press release : Brussels, 14th June 2016 – Yesterday, Small Business Standards (SBS) endorsed the Joint
Initiative on Standardisation(1) in the presence of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska. This
initiative focuses on 15 concrete actions aimed at modernising, prioritising and streamlining
the delivery of standards by the end of 2019, some of which are specifically designed for
smaller companies. Standards are crucial for SMEs, therefore these actions are a further step
towards better representation of SMEs in the standardisation world.