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Standardisation aims at avoiding technical barriers to trade. The principles of International (ISO, IEC, ITU), European (CEN, CENELEC, ETSI), and national (DIN, DKE) standardisation bodies are involving all interested parties, participating by delegation, and issuing consensus based documents.

Specifications for products, processes etc. are developed by sectoral technical committees.

An international committee of 130 member countries (ISO/CASCO) is dedicated to develop guidelines and requirements for conformity assessment, which are endorsed on the European and national level.

Examples are standards for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories (ISO/IEC 17025), for the operation of inspections bodies (ISO/IEC 17020), and for product certification (ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/IEC 17067).

Latest news

World Standards Day: How standardisation makes our life easier and safer

Standards contribute to global trade development, increase profitability and safety.

CEOC publishes position paper on Market Surveillance

In its position from 19/09/2016, CEOC International strengthens the importance of regulatory market surveillance and independent third party testing, joining the VdTÜV position from 16/10/2015.

Agreement reached on new European medical devices legislation

New provisions for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics have been decided at the informal trialogue on 25 May 2016. The regulations provide for a tightening of the rules for placing medical devices on the market and for more stringent monitoring after their market launch.