EEC and PRC develop interaction in technical regulation

On April 27, a working meeting was held between representatives of the Technical Regulation and Accreditation Department of the Eurasian Economic Commission and the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) involving experts from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People's Republic of China.

The meeting was chaired by Tatiana Nikolaeva, Deputy Director of the EEC Technical Regulation and Accreditation Department, and Ma Wenxiu, Deputy Director General of the SAMR International Cooperation Department.

In accordance with the arrangements reached during the first similar meeting in May 2022, the sides discussed access to the EAEU and PCR markets for wheeled vehicles and chemical products. In particular, the Chinese colleagues shared their experience in developing a registration system for new chemicals and keeping a register of chemicals being used, which is relevant in view of the ongoing development by the EAEU of the second-level documents to the technical regulation on safety of chemical products.

The Chinese side proposed to discuss, during one of the regular working meetings, the possibility of mutual recognition of the conformity assessment results between the PRC and the Union States. The Technical Regulation and Accreditation Department submitted a proposal to explore areas of cooperation in ensuring the uniformity of measurement between the EAEU countries and the PRC.

The meeting attendees agreed to exchange additional information on the issues discussed and to establish working interaction between experts on specific topics.

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The State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) was formed in the process of administrative reform in 2018 and is a market regulator having broad powers in various fields. These include food safety, competition protection and monopoly activities, registration of market participants, industrial safety, standardization, metrology, testing, inspections, conformity assessment, state supervision, quality control, and establishing a national quality infrastructure.