BASIC ENGINEERING MATERIAL ED8E 11

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bullet2 BS EN standards

Since 1988 a new series of 'mandatory' European standards (EN = Europaischen Normen) has been created, to replace national standards, such as BS, DIN, SS and NF, throughout 18 countries of Western Europe. EN are a part of the 'Single Market' legislation, designed to give equal opportunities for firms to compete throughout Europe, by harmonising the technical requirements between countries. The national standards bodies, of which BSI is one, are required to officially withdraw their national standards, when an EN is created with the same scope of application.


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