Visibility Projects

Visibility Projects

The Seconded European Standardisation Expert in India (SESEI) and the Seconded European Standardization Expert in China (SESEC) projects are the two important dialogue projects on standards, established by the three European Standards Organisations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI), the European Commission and EFTA.

These visibility projects play an important role in bridging the gap between different regulatory frameworks and fostering mutual understanding with key trading partners. These initiatives are particularly relevant in areas of standardization, where harmonizing international/global standards can significantly impact both market access and the development of new technologies.


SESEC (Seconded European Standardization Expert in China) and SESEI (Seconded European Standardization Expert to India) are jointly funded by the 5 key players of the European Standardization System - the European Commission, the European Free Trade Association, CEN, CENELEC and ETSI - to channel information, to open dialogues and expand contact networks as well as to promote the principles of the European Standardization System.


Through these projects, stakeholders from Europe and China/India can collaborate more effectively with accurate and timely information and contributing to a more effective international standardization system.





More Information

on SESEI website

Seconded European Standardisation Expert in India (SESEI)

Launched in 2013, SESEI promotes cooperation between Europe and India on standards and related policies and regulations, with the aim to:

  • Enhance the visibility of European standardization activities,
  • Increase cooperation between Indian and European standardization bodies, and
  • Support European companies facing standardization-related issues which hamper market access to India.

India is amongst the world’s fastest-growing large economies and is an important trade and investment partner for Europe, and SESEI serves as a vital link, bridging the European and Indian standardization sectors.






More information

on SESEC website

Seconded European Standardization Expert in China (SESEC)

Since its establishment in Beijing in 2006, SESEC has been recognized by both European and Chinese stakeholders as the “go-to” place for information, dialogue and cooperation between Europe and China on standards and related policies and regulations, with the aim to:

  • Bridge the contacts and strengthen the dialogues between European and Chinese standardization bodies and policy makers,
  • Facilitate de understanding of each other’s standardization strategies in the context of industrial and trade policies,
  • Support European industry in tackling market-access issues in China, and
  • Enhance the visibility of European standardization activities.

Since its WTO accession, China has been one of the key trading partners for the European Union and EFTA countries. In the current globe of growing tensions, it is crucial to have meaningful dialogues with the right contacts, hence the importance of the SESEC presence.

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