A new deal for standardisation
Harmonised standards help make sure toys sold in the single market are safe for children to play with and there is a level playing field for business across the EU. That’s why TIE has signed a joint industry statement calling on the EU Commission to ensure a well-run system that guarantees the continued effective development, assessment and use of harmonised standards.
In the statement, TIE joins a cross-sectoral coalition of associations call for a “new deal” for standardization, aimed at strengthening the smooth operation of the Single Market as part of a new industrial strategy for Europe.
As well as underlining the importance of involving business in the standardization process, the coalition also asks that the Commission:
- Urgently conduct, as part of the European Union’s industrial strategy, an independent assessment of the interpretation of Regulation 1025/2012 on European standardisation and its impact on users and developers.
- Restore efficient mechanisms for the development, assessment and use of relevant, state-of-the-art harmonised standards that respond to market needs and support the application of EU law.
- Involve industry and other economic operators as full partners in any discussion on European standardisation policy from inception to implementation.
You can read the full joint industry statement here.