The Seconded European Standardization Expert for India (SESEI) project was launched in March 2013. Its general objective is to raise awareness on the European Standardization System, values and assets in India. The project is supported and operated by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), as well as by the European Commission’s Directorate General for GROWTH (EC DG GROW) and by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
The SESEI’s mission is to enhance visibility of the European Standardization Bodies, Increase Cooperation between India and Europe on Standards & Policy and supports European/Indian companies facing standardization related issues hampering market access to India and Europe. The project also supports India in standardization related aspects of its integration in the WTO trading system, by identifying all potential opportunities for enhanced international cooperation and global harmonization of standards. Ultimately, the SESEI project aims at reducing the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) both between EU and India and globally, thus supporting European and Indian industries by facilitating international trade.