TAIEX is the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument managed by the Directorate-General Enlargement of the European Commission. TAIEX supports partner countries in the European neighbourhood with regard to the approximation, application and enforcement of EU legislation. It is largely demand driven and facilitates the delivery of appropriate tailor-made expertise to address issues at short notice.

CEN and CENELEC are committed to encouraging greater awareness and use of European and international standards in enlargement and neighbourhood countries, helping them to understand and participate in the work of CEN and CENELEC, and fostering intra-regional trade and trade with the EU/EFTA countries. Therefore, the TAIEX instrument is a powerful tool for cooperation with our Affiliates and an excellent opportunity to deliver the European expertise on common topics of interest.