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09.03.2023 (Обновлено: 10.03.2023 18:26)

Accreditation bodies of EAEU countries intensify interaction to detect unreasonably issued conformity assessment documents on market

The draft EAEU documents on accreditation development prepared jointly by the Eurasian Economic Commission and the authorized authorities of the Eurasian Economic Union Member States were agreed upon by the Council of Heads of Accreditation Bodies of the Union Countries at a meeting with the participation of Viktor Nazarenko, EEC Minister in charge of Technical Regulation.


During the meeting, the parties also considered some issues of detecting the conformity assessment documents on the market, such as declarations, certificates, and product test reports, that were unreasonably issued in violation of established procedures.

 

“The efficient interaction of accreditation bodies and supervisory authorities in detecting the products on the market with unreasonably issued conformity assessment documents, the creation in the Union of an efficient tool to suppress the activities of unfair business entities issuing such documents, should become a systemic mechanism for protecting the population of the Union from unsafe products,” Viktor Nazarenko noted.
The Council of Heads supported the relevance of the issue voiced by the EEC Minister, outlining specific measures to intensify work in two areas of interaction: between the

accreditation bodies and with the supervisory authorities. At the same time, an agreement was reached to work out in the coming months an appropriate algorithm of actions in the form of a pilot project based on the deliverables of supervisory activities for 2022
at the site of the Board of Directors.

“The role of the Council of Heads in Eurasian integration should be steadily increased. The EEC body established by the decision of the Heads of States is designed to solve the most difficult and urgent issues of the common market related primarily to ensuring the safety of products circulating on the market and further developing the scope of accreditation in the EAEU due to harmonizing the national approaches and procedures, implementing the Treaty provisions and the decisions taken by the Union’s authorities,” the EEC Minister outlined the vector for developing the discussions and decisions taken by the Council in the near future.
The Accreditation Council launched this year some mutual comparative assessments by the national accreditation bodies of the EAEU states. To launch this significant process for the accreditation of the Union intended to implement the provisions of the Treaty on the EAEU in terms of organizational measures, the meeting approved the composition of the assessment team of the Kyrgyz Accreditation Center.

 The Council also agreed on a draft Procedure for informing the parties about the results of handling the complaints against the activities of the accredited bodies included in the Unified Register, which is to be submitted for adoption at a meeting of the EEC Board this year. At the same time, the Council of Heads developed the necessary decisions to accelerate the implementation of the general process No. 36 "Forming and Maintaining the Unified Register of Conformity Assessment Bodies of the EAEU (Including Certification Bodies, Test Laboratories (Centers)) within the Integrated Information System of the Union."

For reference

The Council of Heads of Accreditation Bodies of the Eurasian Economic Union Member States was established by Decision No. 5 of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council dated May 14, 2018 as an auxiliary body of the Eurasian Economic Union for developing accreditation in the field of technical regulation as part of implementing the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union.