Comply with European legislation
Standardization supports European legislation, under the New Legislative Framework. Standardization is an essential tool to deliver policy goals. CEN and CENELEC contribute to the European regulation and have always supported, and always will support, EU policies, including the Lisbon Agenda and the new "EU 2020 Strategy".
Also, thanks to the existing link between standardization and legislation as embedded in the New Approach, standards enable manufacturers to comply with European legislation, which in return grants them an easier and cheaper access to Europe's internal market.