Press releases

Here you can find the press releases and ad-hoc announcements of SBS.

Press release: Brussels, 19th October 2016

Press release : Brussels, 14th June 2016 – Yesterday, Small Business Standards (SBS) endorsed the Joint
Initiative on Standardisation(1) in the presence of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska. This

Brussels, 1st June 2016 – SBS (the European association representing SMEs in the standard making process at European and international levels) welcomes a series of documents relating to standardisation published today by the European Commission.

Brussels, 25th May 2016 – Today, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) plenary almost unanimously approved rapporteur Patrick Liébus’ Opinion on the 2016 Annual Union Work Programme for European standardisation.

Brussels, 04 May 2016 – At the General Assembly of ETSI, the European Telecommunication Standards Institute, SMEs stood firm against the proposal to delete an article of ETSI Rules of Procedure that concerns dispute resolution between its members,

SBS, CEN and CENELEC welcome the fact that the international standardisation organisations (ISO and IEC) have published a 'Guide for writing standards taking into account the needs of SMEs'. This new publication (ISO/IEC Guide 17:2016) is based on a document that was developed at European level and published by CEN and CENELEC in 2010 (CEN/CLC Guide 17).