It is reasonable to expect countries that operate business and offer services under the same government policies, climates and consumer cultures would also operate under similar standards. The need to evaluate and certify that products and services meet standards will improve economic advancements for all parties involved. The common standard system will secure European countries place in the global business economy as we receive more balanced trade efforts with businesses outside of our region.
There have been committees and boards for standards in most of the European countries for decades. With the realignment we need to seek a single unit of standard and agree on all commonalities that can strengthen the union. One way to do this is to address the benefits of each previous standards and bring them together under a single standard with oversight provided by European Organisation for Conformity Assessment. This common standard will function to deal with regional issues that relate to the delivery of services as well as products.
The European Organisation for Conformity Assessment differs from the European Committee for Standardization, which was founded in 1961. The EOCA seeks to utilize the strengths of the CEN but with improved oversight. Some strengths identified in the European Committee Standards is the industry specific standards such as the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) which covers electrical industries, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), that has made strides in the development of the telecommunication industry and the European Union, the European Free Trade Association
(EFTA) and Eastern Europe which has successfully overseen trade among 55 nations. Once the strengths of these are identified, the European Organisation for Conformity Assessment will seek to move all programs under one umbrella so the consumer will have an simplified way to identify if a company meets the expectations of the governing body that is suppose to provide consumer protection.