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Communication from the Commission to the Council concerning standardization in telecommunications within the field of Community standardization. COM (88) 712 final, 1 December 1988

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.. I' COMMISS.ION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES COM(88) 712 final Brussels, 1 December 1988 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL concerning standardization in telecommunications within the field of Community standardization User Rectangle User Rectangle .. ... l'i NOTE FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL Subject: Standardization in telecommunications within the field of Community Standardization. A communication on the above subject is forwarded herewith to the Council for consideration at the Council of Ministers of the 12th December 1988. This communication describes the present situation of standardization m telecommunications in the Community, principally with regard to the creation of the European Telecommunication Standardization Institute (ETSI). It draws the attention of the Council to certain difficulties which ETSI has encounterd during its launching; it . requests the Council to invite the various interested parties to take measures which will allow these difficulties to be overcome. • 1.: ,., COMMUNICATION TO THE COUNCIL STANDARDIZATION IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS WITHIN Tiffi FIELD OF COMMUNITY STANDARDIZATION 1. The coming into force , in July 1987, of the Single Act provided both the political impetus and the means necessary for the creation of the internal market by 1992. The creation of the internal market implies the free circulation of goods through out the Community. As recognised by the Heads of State and of Government in Juin 1987, among the measures that are necessary to enable the free movement of goods,technical standardization is the most important. 2. The general programme of standardization in the Community has been developed progressively since the '70s and its structure is based around two acts of the Council: - one, Council Directive 83/189c1>, which obliges the Member States to submit for preliminary examination by Member States and the Commission their proposals for technical

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