"A strong European standardization system is crucial to the competitiveness of the European economy. Standards serve as a foundation for stability and a key competitive tool for industry. Standardization should be an integral part of all future German and European trade strategies. Common technological guiding principles would benefit Europe and China alike. For this to be achieved, China would ultimately have to apply the internationally agreed standards across the board and withdraw conflicting national standards," says Wolfgang Niedermark, member of the BDI's Executive Board.
More information on the topic:
Handelsblatt, 2 December 2021: Companies in the EU warn that China is using technology standards as an industrial policy instrument (in German)
KANBrief 2/2021 China: a developing global power in standardization