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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


ISO Proposal: open for voting until 02-07-2019

Object: The proposer, SAC (China), considers it necessary to establish a standardised system of human phenome in such a way that the characteristics of all the phenotypic spectrum of the systematic measurement are available (including phenotypic spectrum, its characterisation and the tools for its analysis). It would allow for the integration, exchange and the extraction of overall details, thus accelerating its development and applications, for example, in human biomedical research.

For more information: Cristina Hernán

Circular economy

Binary Generation Systems

The IEC has approved the proposal to create Project Committee PC 126 Binary Generation Systems Upcoming activities: Briefing session to assess the constitution of a national body to enable the national sector to monitor and take part in this IEC committee.

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”.

Activities coming up: Informative meeting on Economy CollaborativeRegister


Public procurement

CEN proposal: Approved

European committee for public procurement created by: European Committee CEN/TC 461

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

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Electric vehicles for urban mobility

International committee set up: IEC/TC 125 Personal e-Transporters (PeTs)

Briefing session held with possible stakeholders to assess the creation of a new Spanish body to make it possible for the national sector to monitor, participate in, and influence international developments.

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Technical bodies recently set up

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

films-digi CTN 50/SC 2 Preservation of digital films​​

Seaweeds CTN 319 Seaweed and seaweed derivatives

Industry 4.0 GET 24 Transformation processes of the 4.0 industry

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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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