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New standardisation proposals

The proposal to develop a standard can originate from any entity, whether public, private, the UNE or its Governing Bodies, International or European standardisation bodies at the proposal of a member country.

​​​If you are interested in giving your opinion, receiving information, or taking part, please contact If you want to propose a new standardisation development, send us the following form with the requested information so we can consider and assess your proposal.

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Circular economy

Circular economy

ISO proposal: Approved.

Conclusions and presentations of the CE Briefing Session 

Upcoming actions: 27 June, launch of the new UNE technical body on Circular Economy. If you are interested in participating, please contact

Sharing economy

Sharing economy

ISO proposal​: Approved. 

The International Organization for Standardization has created ISO/TC 324“Sharing economy”.

Presentations at the Briefing Session on the Collaborative Economy:

Activities coming up: Launch of the new UNE technical body on the Collaborative Economy. If you are interested in participating, please contact


Public procurement

CEN proposal: Approved

The International Organization for Standardization has created: ISO/TC 324 “Sharing economy”

Activities coming up: creation of a national committee for public procurement in April-May 2019.

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Technical bodies recently set up

​​​If you would like to receive information or participate, contact

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The contribution of standardisation to companies' competitiveness


Standardisation helps to prevent market disaggregation and contributes to the building global, transparent markets.

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The use of standards reduces costs and risks, incorporates ​innovative activities and generates trust among users. This facilitates market acceptance and expedites marketing.​

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The Digital Single Market is one of the most promising areas and one which poses the most challenges to progress.
Standardisation helps entities to address the challenges they face as regards digitisation.

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Social Responsibility

Applying the principles of good governance is beneficial and necessary for sustaining business growth and creating value.​​

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Voluntary standards can help build a true Single Market in the area of services, as they have done in the area of products, facilitating the hiring of services and the establishment of suppliers in other countries.

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Public Policies

The Joint Initiative on Standardisation, provided for in the European Commission single market strategy, is a public and private collaboration initiative that seeks to promote standardisation as tool for European industry to launch in new markets.​​​

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