RusAccreditation visited BSCA
n February 9-10, 2017 the representatives of RusAccreditation
and National Institute of Accreditation led by Alexei Khersontsev, head of RusAccreditation,
visited Belarusian State Centre for Accreditation (BSCA).
During the visit Alexei Khersontsev together
with Tatyana Nikolaeva, Director of BSCA, met Viktor Nazarenko, Head of State
Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus. The negotiations
touched upon the ways to harmonize the approaches to accreditation and
conformity assessment activity within the Eurasian Economic Union. The parties discussed the mechanism of peer
evaluations of accreditation bodies as the means to ensure the equivalency of
accreditation procedures and thus to eliminate technical barriers to trade.
Belarusian and Russian colleagues exchanged
their experience on the following issues:
accreditation process in accordance with ISO/IEC
the results of peer evaluations performed by
regional associations for accreditation EA (BSCA experience), APLAC
policies of RusAccreditation and BSCA on the use
of accreditation symbols by accredited entities, ect.
The specialists of BSCA introduced the Unified
IT System in the field of conformity assessment, developed together with the
Belarusian State Institute for Standardization and Certification. BSCA also shared
its experience in organizing training courses for assessors and for specialists
of accredited entities.
Summarizing the results of the visit the parties
expressed mutual intention for further bilateral cooperation, as well as elaborated
main directions for further fruitful cooperation within the Threaty on the Eurasian Economic Union.