Standards in enquiry: standards in the making

Before a standard is published, the draft standard is subjected to a public enquiry. This will take 3 to 5 months depending on whether the standard in question is a Belgian or European standard. During that time, all parties involved can submit comments on the draft. All those comments will then be collected and presented to the standards committee, which will then discuss them and decide whether to integrate them into the revised draft standard. The standard will not be published until the final draft has received a positive assessment.


The Public Enquiry Portal: adjusting Belgian and European draft standards

You can view and submit comments on draft standards via our user-friendly Public Enquiry Portal as follows:

  1. Open the Public Enquiry Portal
  2. To view a draft standard, click on 
  3. To submit comments, click on  in the last column.

NBN will forward your comments to the relevant standards committee.


Submit your comments on draft ETSI standards

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

If you wish to comment on a draft ETSI standard, click on this list of draft ETSI standards and use the answer form.


How should you go about implementing standards?

Would you like to take part in the standardisation process as an expert? Then register for one of our committees and help shape the draft standards featured on the Public Enquiry Portal from the start.


Want to find out more about joining a standards committee? 

Contact us or send an e-mail to or call 02 300 78 53.