The importance of drawing-up European Standards 18 May 2017

A report from the front line, From Barbara Sorgato, secretary general, European Consortium of Anchor Producers It is 11:00. Twenty-three of us have come to this European city to sit around a table and discuss technical issues.

We are drawing up a European Standard, searching for shared solutions so European products may circulate freely around Europe, without market barriers. Sounds easy!

We have been discussing non-stop for more than two hours; the room is too warm; everybody is getting nervous. We discuss in English, of course…

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