On 23 November, the General Assemblies of the European Standards Organizations CEN and CENELEC approved a plan that secures BSI’s full membership post-Brexit. GAMBICA welcomes these decisions as a pragmatic solution that provides stability for the European standards system while meeting the needs of our members.
The decisions, taken separately in both organizations, will enable UK industry (including GAMBICA members) and other stakeholders to continue their important work shaping and maintaining best practice standards used across Europe and internationally. They also mean that UK experts will continue as chairs, convenors, committee members and policy experts to work on maintaining and developing the many European standards that are managed by CEN and CENELEC. GAMBICA have representatives on over 100 BSI committees, so this is an important success for our industry.