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Small Business Standards (SBS) has been selected by the European Commission to represent small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the standardisation process, motivate them to get involved and raise their awareness about standardisation.

Given the particular needs of the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic period, and to complete with specific instructions the various national protocols on how to work safely during the pandemic, SBS member EFESME has developed sector guidelines to

• Disrupted by COVID-19, businesses, citizens, and public administrations are turning to digital solutions to keep working

Small Business Standards (SBS) is the European organisation representing and defending Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in standardisation.

Following the publication of Recommendation (EU) 2020/403 on conformity assessment and market surveillance procedures w

The EU Cybersecurity Act (CSA) seeks to enable the use of cybersecurity solutions by, among other actions, introducing a harmonised framework for cybersecurity certification.

SBS welcomes CEN and CENELEC’s recent decision to provide free download of standards which define the safety and quality requirements of medical devices and personal protective equipment used for the prevention of the contagion from Covid-19.

With the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19), a general state of panic has erupted in some countries. In the European Union, some member states have introduced preventive measures to contain the situation.

At the SBS expert meetings held on 11 and 12 February in Brussels, new SBS Director Maitane Olabarria welcomed nearly 50 experts from across the EU Member States.

Small business representation is paying off. The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) recently reviewed its internal procedures to mandate that proposers of new standards describe their relevance to SMEs.

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