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Europe highlights the importance of SME participation in standardization

May 30, 2013

High-level representatives of the European Standardization Organisations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI), the European Commission, business and industry organisations, and other key stakeholders of the European Standardization System took part in the European Conference on SMEs and Standardization, which was held in Brussels this week. The general consensus was that further efforts are needed to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with accurate and up-to-date information about different kinds of standards, as well as to encourage and support SMEs' involvement in developing and drafting European and international standards.

Representatives of SME Safety were present at the conference. In particular, President Alberto Spasciani repeatedly took the floor to warn the audience about the risks of the introduction of wrong standards for SMEs in the RPD sector.

Ahead of the conference, Mr Spasciani had already informed the key representatives of CEN, Director General Elena Santiago, and the European Commission, Director General of DG Enterprise and Industry Daniel Calleja Crespo, about the possible consequences for SMEs.

A copy of the letter sent by Mr Spasciani can be downloaded best replica watches here. This is the response of Ms Santiago, who agrees on the importance of the participation of SME Safety in the standards development. 

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