Orgalime trade associations’ best practices to promote access to standardisation to their member companies, especially SMEs

Published: 22 October 2010

Policies & Issues: Internal Market - Compliance, Standards & Enforcement

Orgalime is committed to participation in the CEN-CENELEC SME Working group as an 'SME champion' with a view to the follow-up of the 58 recommendations of the CEN-CLC SME access report.  As highlighted in the report, national trade associations play a key role in raising awareness of the role of standards and standardisation among their SME membership.  Based on this experience, Orgalime participated in the work of the CEN/CENELEC JWG 208 to draft 'Guidance for writing standards taking into account micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) needs'.

Orgalime has been specifically asked to provide concrete examples of best practices with regard to the way its trade associations inform their company members on standards or standardisation projects relevant to their sectors or disciplines (i.e. electrical, electronic, mechanical, metallic and metal-working products and related processes).

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