Legislation and Standards complement each other

Europe should be proud of having conceived and put into practice a complementary role for legislation and standardisation, said CECED Director-General Paolo Falcioni at the European Parliament event “unleash the full potential of European Standards for the 21st Century” on 7th February 2017.

Europe should be proud of having conceived and put into practice a complementary role for legislation and standardisation, said CECED Director-General Paolo Falcioni at the European Parliament event “unleash the full potential of European Standards for the 21st Century” on 7th February 2017.

Industry will continue to play its role in product standards development, along with all parties with knowledge to share. Standards making is a collaborative and democratic process which delivers very high quality output.

He also highlighted the need for certainty through official publication of standards, while respecting the rights of Member States to issue Formal Objections. “A standard takes years to develop, and it is always maintained to respect the state-of-the-art. It needs to be published in the Official Journal of the EU to reap the benefit of all the work undertaken”.

The event was supported by Marlene Mizzi MEP, rapporteur on European Standards for the IMCO Committee. She said: “Standards are important for the society, consumers, citizens and SMEs. They are complementary to legislation”.