ESBA has been actively involved in an advocacy campaign on a draft Regulation on enhancing supply chain security. Aware of the fact that such legislation would incur significant costs to SMEs throughout the supply chain, ESBA, in cooperation with other stakeholders, successfully urged the Commission to withdraw the proposal at the EU level.
The issue of supply chain security was later revived in the European Committee for standardization (CEN) in the form of a standard which, although it is not a law, can directly affect SMEs equally. As an observer organisation in CEN, ESBA has strongly opposed this standard and has helped reduce its scope to a single component, namely a crime reporting system.
By being active on many levels, ESBA ensures representation on all fronts, not only direct legislative proposals.