Standardization is a specific activity carried out by a recognized body and according to established principles, which develop standards or other standardization documents.

Standardization is organized at national level through the national standardization body ASRO. At Regional level, the European standardization organizations CEN, CENELEC and ETSI operate, and at the International level, the international standardization organizations ISO and IEC.

The standardization activity is carried out within the technical committees, working structures organized on specific domains, without legal personality, set up within a recognized standardization body and where stakeholders designate their representatives.

Economic operators, professional associations, public institutions, market surveillance authorities, conformity assessment bodies, consumer protection associations and other stakeholders participate in standardization in order to promote their interests in the areas under standardization.