Archives for June 2016

EFCA signs the Joint Initiative on Standardisation (JIS)

The On 13th June 2016 EFCA gave its voluntary commitment to the Joint Initiative on

AMSTERDAM, JUNE 13TH 2016 Single Market Forum and Single Market Conference. PHOTO MARTIJN BEEKMAN/EUROPEAN COMMISSION

AMSTERDAM, JUNE 13TH 2016
Single Market Forum and Single Market Conference.
PHOTO MARTIJN BEEKMAN/EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Standardisation at a signing ceremony in Amsterdam.

Launched by the European Commission, this initiative “aims to improve the European standardisation system and to make sure the system is ready for the challenges it faces from: the changing nature of the economy and diversification of business models; the ever-increasing role of information and communication technology; and the growing importance of services in today’s global value chains, where goods and services are increasingly provided in a package. More generally, this means modernising the existing public-private partnership ….. with the aim to speed up and better prioritise standardisation across the board”

To obtain a copy of the JIS

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EFCA Joins INGRESS

EFCA has became a member of the INdustry GRoup on European Standardisation Strategy (INGRESS).

The main purpose of INGRESS is:

“to inform European policy makers about industry’s interests and priorities for using harmonised standards in the framework of Regulation EU 1025/2012”

…..by promoting the common interests of industry – based in the EU – in those areas of standardisation policy falling under Regulation 1025/2012 and ensuring that the principle driver of European standardisation should be market relevance.

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