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Cablegate: Establishing a Performance-Based Standard For

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UNCLAS THE HAGUE 001697

SIPDIS


USDOC FOR 3133/USFCS/OIO/OWE/CPOZA/PBUCHER
USDOC FOR 4212/USFCS/MAC/OEURA/KOCONNOR


E.O.12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD SZ EUN
SUBJECT: ESTABLISHING A PERFORMANCE-BASED STANDARD FOR
GAS CONNECTOR HOSES


REF: USDOC 00884


1. POST CONTACTED THE DUTCH MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
AND CONVEYED U.S. GOVERNMENT'S CONCERN ABOUT THE
POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN-BASED STANDARDS OVER
PERFORMANCE-BASED STANDARDS BY THE CEN TECHNICAL
COMMITTEE.


2. THE SPOKESMAN OF THE DUTCH MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC
AFFAIRS STATED THAT HE IS FAMILIAR WITH CASE OF THE
DORMONT GAS CONNECTOR HOSES. IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, HE
ADVISED THAT DORMONT SHOULD AGAIN MAKE AN EFFORT TO
PRESENT ITS POSITION FOR THE CEN TECHNICAL COMMITTEE. HE
ALSO ADVISED THAT DORMONT CAN OBTAIN CE MARKING FOR ITS
GAS CONNECTORS. HE RAISED THE STANDARDS ISSUE AT THE LAST
MEETING IN MAY ALTHOUGH IT WAS NOT ON THE AGENDA.


(CS THE HAGUE/GROEN/SORGI)FENDRICK

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