Free access to European harmonised technical standards

The new ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) of 5 March 2024 in the so-called “Malamud” case (C-588/21 P) will have a significant impact on standardisation work in Europe and will make access to so-called harmonised standards free of charge.



3D printing: a first international standard in the field of safety

Additive manufacturing, or “3D printing”, has been booming for over ten years. Despite its rapid growth, the sector wanted to take into account operator safety at an early stage. This desire was reflected in the inclusion of this subject as a priority in standardisation work.



The Single Market celebrates its 30th anniversary

The European single market was created on 1st January 1993 and thus celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Standardisation plays a central role in its smooth functioning and the free movement of goods, services, people and capital.