CEN and CENELEC in full alignment with G7’s Industry Minister’s Declaration 


The final G7 ICT and Industry Ministers’ Declaration was issued at the meeting of Heads of State held from 24 to 26 September in Turin (Italy) entitled “G7 ICT and Industry Minister’s Declaration: Making the Next Production Revolution Inclusive, Open and Secure”.

 After over 6 months of long and complex negotiations among G7 Countries, the European Union and OECD, under the Italian Presidency and with the support of our Italian member UNI, the final text was approved.

CEN and CENELEC welcome the emphasis given by the G7 countries regarding industry-led voluntary standards as an indispensable tool for the development of the ‘Next Production Revolution’, with a view and vision of market-driven standardization in line with the WTO/TBT principles and multi-stakeholders participation.

In their capacity as European Standardization bodies, CEN and CENELEC already provide an open, transparent, voluntary and consensus-based mechanism for the development of European standards which is in line, and even goes beyond, the WTO/TBT requirements. CEN and CENELEC support the sharing of best practices enabling all the stakeholders to work together effectively. Their technical solutions reflect the priorities of all stakeholders, including SMEs and consumers, who are encouraged to actively engage and participate in standardization.

CEN and CENELEC work closely with ISO and IEC to promote the use of high quality standards worldwide.

We are very pleased with this declaration which recognizes the importance of standardization and the use of standards in fast changing economies, where productivity, innovation, security and interoperability become essential for the digital economy.

Read the full declaration “G7 ICT AND INDUSTRY MINISTERS’DECLARATION MAKING THE NEXT PRODUCTION REVOLUTION INCLUSIVE, OPEN AND SECURE” (pdf format)