Edinburgh, 21 June 2017 - In the framework of CEN and CENELEC annual General Assemblies, their leaders respectively Mr Vincent Laflèche and Dr Bernhard Thies and the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) represented by the Minister for Technical Regulation, Mr Valery Koreshkov, have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding on 21 June 2017. The Memorandum of Understanding between CEN, CENELEC and the EEC paves the way for closer collaboration on various aspects of standardization, which will further facilitate trade in goods and services between Europe and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries.
The three organizations – CEN (European Committee for Standardization), CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) and the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) – have committed themselves to formalize their cooperation on issues of joint interest, in order to foster greater technical alignment between Europe and Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries, most of which already having strong links with CEN and CENELEC. By establishing a concrete dialogue and promoting the harmonization of standards at international level, they will help to facilitate trade in goods and services between Europe and countries from the EEU, namely Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia, thereby contributing to sustainable growth in all these regions.
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