A competitive European industry ready to lead in international trade
Supporting European technological change while promoting European interests in international trade.
Primacy of ISO and IEC standards give Europe global access
CEN and CENELEC's commitment to international trade allow for a quicker alignment with international systems of trade.
72% of CENELEC standards are identical to IEC standards.
33% of CEN standards are
identical to ISO standards .
European Standardization System boosts European competitiveness
A highly innovation friendly and market-driven.
The single standards model avoids fragmentation in the market. This ensures coherence in the market and the effective use of industry and SMEs’ resources. This is a unique approach and has no equivalent elsewhere in the world.
European standardization addresses evolving market needs
European standards provide a framework that strengthens the Single Market for goods and services.
Through various concepts of partnerships, CEN and CENELEC deliverables offer the flexibility to adapt to the market's needs and the expected speed for delivery of technological solutions.
Standard in the Spotlight:
Eurocodes foster growth across
Europe and beyond
Eurocodes are European design rules in construction and engineering. Designed to break down technical barriers to trade, these standards provide a common language for owners, operators, users, designers, contractors and manufacturers. Together, they have a common basis for R&D, design aids and software.