The Ad-Hoc Team of Specialists on Standardization and Regulatory Techniques (START) assists member States’ efforts to converge towards better regulations. To reduce non-tariff barriers to trade, the content of technical regulations should revolve around the definition of essential requirements. Making reference to international standards in national legislation is the most efficient way to achieve this. WP.6 proposes its Recommendation L as a model for regulatory cooperation.
This meeting will take stock of the progress and impact of each of the initiatives since the inception of the START and assess if the Team of Specialists should be renewed for a further two-year mandate.
This meeting is taking place as part of the WP.6 Second Forum. Find out about the other meetings at this webpage.