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.
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.
On 20 November 2019, SBS and the European societal stakeholders in standardisation ANEC, the consumer voice, ECOS, the environmental voice and ETUC, the trade unions' voice, met the ISO and IEC high management in Geneva.
On the occasion of the World Standards Day, Small Business Standards and SMEunited, the Association of Crafts and SMEs in Europe, would like to reiterate the importance of standards for SMEs and of their participation in the standardisation proces