Study on the identification of references to mandatory standards and to other mandatory technical specifications in the EU legislation

Did you know that standardisation is deemed as an integral part of the European Union’s policies to carry out better regulation, increase competitiveness of businesses and remove barriers to trade at international level?

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Spark is currently leading a Study on the identification of references to mandatory standards and to other mandatory technical specifications in the EU legislation for the European Commission (DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs).

The aim of the study is to identify mandatory standards in the EU legislation and to conduct the analysis of mandatory standards, the frequency of their use in the EU legislation overall and identify the sectors in which they appear most often.