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for Accreditation

6, Velozavodskaya Str., 220033, Minsk, Belarus
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International Cooperation

"Creating conditions for mutual recognition of conformity assesment results produced by of accredited bodies in the international and interstate/regional level" is mentioned as one of the objectives of accreditation in accordance with article 43 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus N 437-3 of October 24, 2016 «On assessment for compliance with technical requirements and on accreditation of conformity assessment bodies".

This requires from BSCA to establish cooperation in the field of accreditation in all regions where Belarusian goods are sold (50% of the goods produced in Belarus are exported).

Thus, BSCA represents Belarus in the field of accreditation in the following regional and international organisations.


EUROPEAN CO-OPERATION FOR ACCREDITATION (EA)

EA exists to coordinate and lead the European accreditation infrastructure to allow the results of conformity assessment services in one country be accepted by Regulators and the market place in another country without further examination through the EA Multilateral Agreement.

The EA MLA provides a framework to realise the objective ‘Accredited once, accepted everywhere’. A Bilateral Agreement (BLA) between an EA Associate member (or a NAB with a contract of cooperation with EA) and EA has the same purpose as the EA MLA.

BSCA became an associated member of EA in 2011 (EA Resolution 2011 (28) 03). The Associate Membership Agreement was signed in Warsaw, Poland on 23 November 2011.

On October 3, 2018 in Budapest (Hungary), in the framework of the 40th meeting of the EA Multilateral Agreement Council (MAC), the positive decision was made to join the accreditation body of the Republic of Belarus to the EA BLA for:

  • Testing laboratories according to ISO/IEC 17025;
  • Calibration laboratories according to ISO/IEC 17025;
  • Certification bodies for Persons according to ISO/IEC 17024;
  • Certification bodies for Products according to ISO/IEC 17065;
  • Certification bodies for Management systems according to ISO/IEC 17021-1.

EA General assembly resolutions can be found here.


INTERNATIONAL LABORATORY ACCREDITATION COOPERATION (ILAC)

ILAC is the international authority on laboratory, inspection body, proficiency testing provider and reference material producer accreditation, with a membership consisting of accreditation bodies and stakeholder organizations throughout the world.

ILAC aims to demonstrate the equivalence of the operation of its Member Accreditation Bodies through this Arrangement. As a consequence, the competence (within the accredited scopes) of laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers and reference material producers accredited by these accreditation bodies is demonstrated and recognised by all signatory accreditation bodies. The market can then be confident in accepting certificates and reports issued by the accredited laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers and reference material producers.

BSCA has been an associated member of ILAC since 2011. The resolution of the 15th ILAC General Assembly on accepting BSCA as an associated member of ILAC was adopted on 21 December 2011 in Sydney, Australia - see the ILAC Resolution N15.03.

Since October 5, 2018 BSCA has been the ILAC MRA signatory in the field of

  • Testing (ISO/IEC 17025)
  • Calibration (ISO/IEC 17025)

The resolutions adopted by ILAC General assemblies can be found at ILAC website.



INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION FORUM (IAF)

IAF is the world association of Accreditation Bodies providing accreditation on certification bodies (management systems certification bodies, products certification bodies, personnel certification bodies).

The primary purpose of IAF is to establish and maintain Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA). The purpose of the IAF MLA is to allow accreditations and the certificates issued by certification bodies accredited by members of the MLA to be recognised by the other members of the MLA. The objective is that the MLA will cover all accreditation bodies in all countries in the world, thus eliminating the need for suppliers of products or services to be certified in each country where they sell their products or services (certified once accepted everywhere).

Membership of the MLA is based on peer evaluation of each applicant for membership of the MLA and continued surveillance of each member to ensure and confirm that all the members of the MLA operate their accreditation programs, and are implementing the Guidelines, consistently and in an equivalent way.

BSCA became a member of the IAF on September 11, 2015 - see the IAF General Assembly resolution 2015-09. The official documents confirming BSCA membership in IAF (Code of Condact and Memorandum of Understanding) were signed during IAF General Assembly in Milan, Italy.

Since October 17, 2018 BSCA has been the IAF MLA signatory in the field of

  • Product Certification (ISO/IEC 17065)
  • Management Systems Certification (ISO/IEC 17021-1)
  • Certification of Persons (ISO/IEC 17024)

The resolutions adopted by IAF General assemblies (annual meetings) can be found at IAF website.



EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an international organisation for regional economic integration. The EAEU Member States are the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation.

The EAEU provides for free movement of goods, services, capital and labor, pursues coordinated, harmonized and single policy in the sectors determined by the Treaty on Eurasian Economic Union, including technical regulation.

Provisions on accreditation are laid down in Article 54 of the Treaty and in Annex 11 Protocol on Recognition of Accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies.

The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) is a permanent regulatory body of the Eurasian Economic Union.

BSCA contributes to the work of Subcommittees of the EEC Advisory Committee for Technical Regulation, which implies holding meetings with representatives of the EAU Member States and developing proposals in the sphere of application of sanitary, phytosanitary and veterinary measures, as well as uniformity of measurements.



EUROASIAN INTERSTATE COUNCIL

The Euroasian Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (EASC) is an intergovernmental body responsible for developing and coordinating policy on technical regulation within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan).

As the national accreditation body of Belarus BSCA takes part in the work of the Scientific and Technical Commissions for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment. BSCA also participates in work groups on establishment of the Regional Organisation for Accreditation and elimination of technical barriers to trade.

The EASC Member States shall comply with the following requirements:

  • necessary regulations for accreditation
  • an independent national accreditation body authorized by the government
  • the national accreditation system
  • implementation of the standards that are harmonized with international standards and set requirements to conformity assessment bodies
  • compliance with the requirements of the international organisations for accreditation.


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