US embassy cable - 00THEHAGUE1697

ESTABLISHING A PERFORMANCE-BASED STANDARD FOR GAS CONNECTOR HOSES

Identifier: 00THEHAGUE1697
Wikileaks: View 00THEHAGUE1697 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy The Hague
Created: 2000-06-07 14:46:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: BEXP ETRD SZ EUN
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
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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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