The On 13th June 2016 EFCA gave its voluntary commitment to the Joint Initiative on
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”
The document is relatively high level and more specific actions will be developed by a Steering Group.
“The signing ceremony was held as part of the Conference “Working together to strengthen the Single Market for EU businesses and consumers” a high-level stakeholder conference presented by the Netherlands Presidency and the European Commission in the context of the Single Market Forum 2015/2016 in Amsterdam.