Date Posted: April 8, 2021 by admin
1.8 The Chair decides when an agreement will be reached between the CS participants on the final text of the CWA. European standards contribute to improving security, improving quality, facilitating cross-border trade and strengthening the European internal market. They are developed through a process of cooperation between companies and industry, research institutes, consumer and environmental organisations, trade unions and other designated experts. The NEEc supports international harmonization of standards through technical cooperation agreements with ISO (International Organization for Standardization). 1.6 The official launch of the workshop will take place at the launch meeting, subject to sufficient support for the workshop`s project plan. If no agreement is reached, the organization of a new meeting with the candidates will be discussed. The new CWA 17553:2020 “Community Face Coverings – Guide to Minimum Requirements, Methods of Testing and Use” contains minimum requirements for the design, manufacture and evaluation of the performance of community surface coatings (barrier masks) for individual or reusable consumers. It is available for free download on the CEN and CENELEC websites, as well as on the websites of ceN national members. Attending the kick-off meeting does not automatically guarantee that registration to the WS is possible. After the opening session, participants who wish to continue to contribute to the development of the CWAs PROJET are invited to formally register for the WS by signing a special registration form. These documents are then forwarded by CEN-CENELEC (national) to CCMC for further processing. NOTE: The project plan should clearly indicate how many CWAs the workshop (WS) intends to develop. From January 2017, national and regional standards bodies interested outside Europe will have the following formal models of cooperation: in view of the changing situation of the coronavirus epidemic in Europe, the European Standards Committee has drawn up, at the request of the European Commission, a new CEN-Workshop agreement on Community facial saws, which is now freely available.
Elena Santiago Cid, Director General of CEN and CENELEC, said: “Our ongoing aim is to limit the fragmentation of the internal market and this new CWA is further evidence of how European standardisation is building European consumer confidence and facilitating intra-EU trade.” The European Standards Committee (CEN) is recognised by the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as one of the European standards bodies responsible for setting standards at European level. These standards contain specifications and procedures for a wide range of materials, processes, products and services. In most European countries, Community masks, which are often outside the scope of rules on personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical devices, have become a fundamental element of national strategies that lead to the phasing out of existing containment measures.