AD HOC TEAM OF SPCIALISTS ON STANDARDIZATION AND REGULATORY TECHNIQUES (START Team)
The Team holds consultations with governments, international organizations and business associations and consumer groups, as well as standards-setting bodies and test houses, among others, to explore concerns related to regulatory convergence. The START Team uses a model for regulatory cooperation created in 2001, Recommendation L. The model details the necessary steps for the preparation, adoption and application of technical regulations in a specific sector by the use of international standards.
Currently, several Sectoral Initiatives1 based on Recommendation L are currently underway:
About the START Team
1 To fulfill its tasks, the START Team recommends launching Sectoral Initiatives, which are supported by the UNECE secretariat.