Businesses should not take the role of market surveillance authorities and both sides would need to respect each other’s role.

"In 2018, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Single Market and I would be happy if we all start planning the next 25", CECED's Director-General, Paolo Falcioni told the Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Elżbieta Bieńkowska.

CECED, within the 119-strong #Industry4Europe initiative launched earlier this year, has been supporting the development of a new Joint Response Paper designed to respond to the European Commission's recent communication entitled "investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable industry".

"Creating the conditions that encourage innovation is vitally important"

Bringing together the stakeholders helps create the conditions for progress

Standardisation is a key tool that helps boost business” was the key message of CECED Director-General Paolo Falcioni at the two day information session of CEN/CENELEC, StandarDays (20th April 2017).