Viktor Nazarenko: "The Commission invites the business community and manufacturing industry to actively participate in improving the Union's law on technical regulation and creating an up-to-date database of standards"

The important role of the Eurasian Economic Union's unified system of technical regulation for developing the manufacturing industry and market protection was emphasized by Viktor Nazarenko, Minister in charge of Technical Regulation of the Eurasian Economic Commission, at the plenary session of the business dialogue “Russia – Belarus as the Core of Industrial Processes Integration in the Post-Soviet Space". The meeting was held on November 29 in St. Petersburg as part of the Forum-Exhibition "Russian Industrialist – 2023".

In his speech, Viktor Nazarenko paid special attention to the issues of applying CIS interstate standards (GOST) – norms or requirements related to the Union's technical regulations. He informed on the problem of obsolete GOST standards, the need to maintain the requirements of interstate standards at the modern scientific and technical level, and to improve the harmonization of standards with international requirements for certain types of products, especially in mechanical engineering.


"The role of the business community is crucial in creating an up-to-date database of standards. Every innovative and cooperative project should be accompanied by a program of standardization and development of measurement and testing capabilities," the EEC Minister noted.

The issues of protecting the Union's single market from unsafe products and creating equal conditions for access to this market for domestic and foreign products were discussed as well.

The Commission invites the business community and the manufacturing industry of the Union countries to actively participate in the work to improve the EAEU law in the field of technical regulation and create an up-to-date database of standards for implementing the Union's uniform technical regulations. According to Viktor Nazarenko, this will make it possible to identify the urgent needs of the Eurasian "five" and work out efficient solutions for their realization to develop industrial cooperation and mutual trade in order to improve the competitiveness of national economies.