Why should you participate in the work of a committee?

  • The opportunity to influence the committee’s working programme and the technical contents of standards.
  • Overview of existing/planned standards, working programmes, and new trends.
  • The opportunity to be updated about the requirements and methods of European and international standards before the standards are published and to participate in the standard drafting working group and working meetings.
  • Co-operation with other committee members both in Estonia and outside (personal contacts).
  • The possibility to contribute to the development of the field.

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Why should a small or medium-sized enterprise participate in a committee’s work?

Standards help small and medium-sized enterprises:

  • to develop cooperation in different areas;
  • to meet the requirements of legislation;
  • to expand to larger (including international) markets;
  • to better understand one another and the expectations of consumers, which in turn helps to better sell the product/service;
  • to reconcile products and ingredients provided by the enterprises as well as the services provided;
  • to meet the needs of all users.

Moreover, when contributing to standardisation, enterprises have more options to participate in

  • developing new technologies and
  • finding out the best practices.
How to participate in a standardisation committee’s work?

Any organisations and self-employed persons active within the committee’s scope and registered in Estonia or established pursuant to Estonian legislation who authorise their representative(s) to participate in the work of the committee can be accepted as committee members.

To become a member of standardisation committee, you should send your request to join to

  • a committee’s secretary or
  • standardisation co-ordinator.

You can find the contacts from the committee’s details.