BRUSSELS: Today, member states agreed their position on the proposed amendment to the European standardisation regulation.
The purpose of the standardisation regulation is to determine the procedures for developing harmonised standards within the EU. These harmonised standards make it easier to place products on the market and are one of the cornerstones of the single market.
They are also a tool which the EU can use to promote its values or policies, whether in relation to environmental issues or societal issues, for example with the work that has begun on artificial intelligence.
The proposed amendment introduces new requirements to ensure that national standardisation bodies in the EU and the European Economic Area are involved in the decisions of the European standardisation organisations on the development of the European standards requested by the Commission.