Along with 15 other organisations, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has joined the Industry Group on European Standardisation (INGRESS).
Launched on 24 March, INGRESS aims to “to inform European policy makers about industry’s interests and priorities for using harmonised standards in the framework of Regulation EU 1025/2012.”
EU Regulation 1025/2012 on European standardisation was adopted in 2012 to be the new framework for regulating certain aspects of the work of the three European standardisation organisations (ESOs). This European Regulation grants the legal basis for the European Commission to request ESOs to develop standards which have the potential to support EU legislation and policies, provided that they are used by interested stakeholders.
ACEA views the creation and use of robust standardisation as being an important factor in ensuring the competitiveness of European business. Together, through INGRESS, industry hopes that it can work with policy makers to ensure the consistent development and uptake of harmonised standards.