Policy

Product compliance & standardisation

DIGITALEUROPE members are actively contributing to European Harmonised Standards and support the strengthening Market Surveillance in the Single Market. We promote the adoption of best practices, technology neutrality and interoperability .

Hence, the availability of Harmonised Standards for product compliance is essential for industrial competitiveness and a functioning Single Market. For instance, European companies in the computing, multimedia & telephony sector pay €3.99 billion for compliance every year. Therefore, to allow businesses to scale across Europe and the world it is crucial to ensure that the legal requirements to sell in the EU are effective and appropriate and that administrative procedures are increasingly simplified while keeping in line with recognised global practices.

In addition, in DIGITALEUROPE we have also facilitated voluntary industry initiatives  in areas such as:

  • European and global standardisation efforts
  • Support for the modernisation of the European compliance regime
  • Common charging solutions
  • The introduction of e-labelling in the EU
Areas covered
  • Market access
  • Market surveillance
  • Mobile devices
  • Product compliance
Our resources on Product compliance & standardisation
Policy Paper 05 Feb 2020
DIGITALEUROPE views on the Interim evaluation of the Low Voltage Directive
Policy Paper 27 Jan 2020
Shaping a New Deal for the Single Market - Harmonised standards in support of a competitive European industry
Policy Paper 11 Jul 2019
DIGITALEUROPE Policy Statement on Connected TV within the Global Media Value Chain
Policy Paper 17 Jun 2019
International and European standards: The essential tool to support the Commission’s objectives for better regulation
Policy Paper 18 Apr 2019
DIGITALEUROPE statement on HbbTV Mandate
Your contact for Product compliance & standardisation
Klaus-Dieter Axt
Director for Digital Technology & Innovation
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