The CSB status is available to all the National Standardization Bodies (NSBs)/ National Electrotechnical Bodies (NCs) that are not eligible to become a CEN and/or CENELEC Member or Affiliate. It offers the possibility to work closely with CEN and CENELEC, achieve technical harmonization with Europe, and contribute to the removal of technical barriers to trade.
When using the same standards, economic operators from around the globe can compete on a level-playing field, speaking the same technical language. For us, technical alignment should first and foremost be achieved by the worldwide adoption of ISO and IEC standards.
To complement this harmonization effort, we offer the concept of Companion Standardization Body (CSB) – a partnership model that will strengthen the global trading position of your country and bring you closer than ever to the European market.
CEN and/or CENELEC CSBs enjoy unlimited access to European Standards (ENs) for adoption, they can influence the development of European Standards by participating in the work of CEN and/or CENELEC Technical Bodies and get first-hand information on the latest developments in CEN and CENELEC.
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For a general overview of the CEN and/or CENELEC CSB status, check our brochure.