Standardisation Requests

SBS constantly monitors new and existing standardisation requests to ensure SME concerns and key aspects are included during the consultation process.

Standardisation Requests

A Standardisation request, also commonly known as a mandate, is a request issued by the European Commission to the European Standards Bodies (CEN, CENELEC, ETSI) to develop and adopt European standards or other documents in support of European policies and legislation.

Once approved, Standardisation requests are officially transmitted to the European Standards Bodies for acceptance and the development of the requested standards.

The text of Standardisation requests issued can be consulted in the database of mandates of the European Commission.

The European Regulation on European Standardisation requires the European Commission to set up a system for notifying all interested parties of new Standardisation requests to ensure proper consultation. SBS, as a recognised organisation representing the interests of European SMEs in Standardisation , is systematically consulted.

SBS constantly monitors new and existing Standardisation requests to ensure that key aspects for SMEs are considered.

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