A good friend of mine, knowing I’m working in the United Kingdom and that I am a kind of a fan of the European Norms (not only) for track, asked me:
Does Brexit means no more European Norms in UK?
The simple answer: No.
The European Norms are issued by CEN – the European Committee for Standardisation. The standardisation bodies of all the member states of the EU are members of CEN but the Committee membership is not restricted to these states:
The countries with national standardisation bodies members of CEN are:
- all member states of the European Union;
- three of the EFTA members: Iceland, Norway, Switzerland;
- other states: Macedonia, Turkey.
The current national standardisation bodies affiliates to CEN are: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Serbia, Tunisia and Ukraine.
The current partner national standardisation bodies are: Australia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan.
Leaving EU does not mean the British Standardisation Institution (BSI) must leave CEN.
The … democratic … answer: You never know! After the story of the boat named “RRS Sir David Attenborough”, you never know!