EAEU countries' joint efforts make significant contribution to developing standardization within CIS ISC

This was stated by Viktor Nazarenko, Minister in charge of Technical Regulation of the Eurasian Economic Commission, at the meeting of heads of national bodies for standardization, metrology, certification and accreditation of the States parties to the Agreement on pursuing a coordinated policy in the field of standardization, metrology and certification (64th meeting of the Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (ISC) of the Commonwealth of Independent States), held on December 14-15 in Minsk.

As Viktor Nazarenko emphasized, the joint use of expertise and other resources for developing standardization not only contributes to improving its potential, but also creates positive conditions for creating fair competition within the common Union market, increasing the level of scientific and technical development of economic sectors, extends industrial cooperation, promotes trade between the EAEU countries and other CIS member nations.

"Up-to-date interstate standards provide the evidence base for technical regulations, establish requirements to products and rules of their research and maintain these requirements and research rules at a high technical level. The procedure for coordinating standardization work in the Union, approved this year by the EEC Council, is aimed at coordinating the planning process for developing the necessary interstate standards and bringing this work to a new systemic level," the EEC Minister noted. “I am confident that the effect of this work will be positive not only within the EAEU, but also in the CIS as a whole". 

A regular meeting of the Council of Heads of State (National) Standardization Bodies of the Union States was held on December 15 as part of the events taking place in Minsk. The Members of the Council of Heads discussed a number of practical areas of interaction on developing standardization for the purpose of the Union's technical regulation, introducing the practice of assessing the scientific and technical level of the EAEU technical regulations and lists of interrelated standards. Viktor Nazarenko presented the Commission's vision on these issues to the Members of the Council of Heads and put forward a number of proposals, which were supported by the meeting attendees. The adopted decisions are planned to be implemented in specific activities of the Commission and state (national) standardization bodies of the Union Member States.

For reference

The Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (ISC) of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is the CIS intergovernmental body for forming and implementing an agreed policy on standardization, metrology and certification.

The ISC is recognized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) - Regional Organization for Standardization EASC (ISO Council Resolution 26/1996).

The Council of Heads of State (National) Standardization Bodies of the Eurasian Economic Union Member States was established by Decision No. 14 of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council dated May 14, 2018 as an auxiliary body of the Eurasian Economic Union for developing standardization in the field of technical regulation as part of implementing the Treaty on the EAEU. In 2023, the Russian Federation presides over the Council.