October 12-13, 2017
n the basis of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova the 40th meeting of the Scientific and Technical Commission for Conformity Assessment (NTKOS), the 40th meeting of the Scientific and Technical Commission for Accreditation (NTKA) and the 7th meeting of the Working Group on the Establishment of the Regional Organization (Association) for Accreditation (WG of the ROA) of the Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) took place in the city of Chisinau (the Republic of Moldova) on October 12-13, 2017.
For reference use: The Interstate Council (www.easc.org.by) was created in accordance with the "Agreement on realization of coherent policy in the field of standardization, metrology and certification of the 13 of March 1992". Cooperation within the Interstate Council is stipulated by the Commonwealth of Independent States Free Trade Area Agreement dated of October 2011. The Interstate Council unites the potentials and resources of national bodies for standardization, metrology, certification and accreditation of CIS member states, as well as implements a unified technical policy in these areas of activity.
About 30 representatives of the national bodies of the CIS member states: the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Uzbekistan and Ukraine, as well as representatives of the Republic of Belarus.
Based on the results of the NTKOS, NTKA and the WG of the ROA, important documents have been adopted to remove technical barriers in mutual trade:
1) Agreement on Technical Barriers to Mutual Trade of the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States;
2) Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies.
The discussion of issues related to the establishment of a Regional Organization (Association) for accreditation within the CIS has been continued:
Based on the results of the discussion of the issues, relevant recommendations and proposals were adopted for inclusion in the agenda of the forthcoming 52nd meeting of the Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification of the Commonwealth of Independent States with a view to their discussion at the level of heads of national bodies.The minutes of the meetings are available on the official website of the Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification of the Commonwealth of Independent States (www.easc.org.by).