Monday February 07, 2022
EC Plans Five Tactics to Support New Standards Strategy
The European Commission is looking to take five steps towards implementing a standards strategy made available February 2. The broadest goal of the effort is for the EU "to be the first-mover vanguard and lead international standards-setting, leveraging its cooperation with other like-minded international partners, in particular with regard to future technology areas of strategic interest."
More specifically, it writes:
"Standards are not a purpose in itself. They are embedded in policy objectives geared towards industrial competitiveness, free movement of goods and services in the internal market, innovation, safety, consumer, worker and environmental protection as well as open strategic autonomy and a climate-neutral, resilient and circular economy. It is therefore of paramount importance to ensure the usability, effectiveness and usefulness of standards along industrial value chains, including SMEs and societal actors."
Steps to fulfill the plan (https://bit.ly/34fRPdZ) involve: