The French Competition Authority recommends simplification measures and greater transparency in the standardisation and certification processes, particularly in the construction and public works sector (AFNOR/COFRAC/BTP)

The Autorité de la concurrence publishes the results of its sector inquiry into standardisation and certification* The Autorité de la concurrence launched in 2014 a sector inquiry into the standardisation and certification processes in France. After an extensive review of the sector and the conduct of a public consultation which attracted over a hundred responses from stakeholders, the Autorité published its findings on 17, November 2015. The adoption of standards has a positive effect on competition by facilitating compatibility and interoperability between different products and

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European Competition Network Brief, The French Competition Authority recommends simplification measures and greater transparency in the standardisation and certification processes, particularly in the construction and public works sector (AFNOR/COFRAC/BTP), 16 November 2015, e-Competitions November 2015, Art. N° 85877

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