The Seconded European Standardization Expert for India (SESEI) project is launched in March 2013. Its general objective is to raise awareness on the European Standardization System, values and assets in India. The project is supported and operated by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), as well as by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry (EC DG ENTR) and by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
How the European Standardization Experts in India support European Industries
CEN and CENELEC are taking the opportunity of the presence of both experts in Europe to organize a one-day workshop on:
“How the European Standardization Experts in China and India support European Industries”
under the Chairmanship of Mr Wim DE KESEL, CENELEC Vice-President Policy
on Friday 24 June 2016 at 09.00
in the CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre, Avenue Marnix 17, 1000 Brussels
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The European Union and the Republic of India benefit from a longstanding relationship going back to the early 1960s. The Joint Political Statement of 1993 and the 1994 Co-operation Agreement, which is the current legislative framework for cooperation, opened the door to a broad political dialogue, which evolves through annual Summits, regular ministerial and expert level meetings.
European standards are market driven and any stakeholder affected by a standard can have a say in its development. Technical committees drawn from representatives from businesses of all sizes, government, trade associations, research environment, as well as society at large determine the contents of standards. Industry is a key player – whether as a direct member of the process in ETSI or through the national delegations in CEN and CENELEC. The participation of ‘societal’ stakeholders in the standardization process brings a strong and important dimension of accountability. The European consumer voice in standardization (ANEC),European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and European Environmental Citizens Organization for Standardization (ECOS) play important roles in European standardization.
The SESEI’s mission is to enhance the visibility of European standardization activities,increase the cooperation between Indian and European standardization bodies and support European companies facing standardization related issues hampering market access to India. The project also supports India in standardization related aspects of its integration in the WTO trading system, by identifying…