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AGREEMENT

of May 26, 2017

About rapprochement of approaches on normative legal and normative and technical regulation, assessment of conformity, standardization, accreditation and metrological support in the field of use of atomic energy in the peace purposes

The governments of the State Parties of this agreement which are hereinafter referred to as with the Parties

recognizing feasibility of carrying out coordinated policy in the field of use of atomic energy in the peace purposes on normative legal and normative and technical regulation, assessment of conformity, standardization, accreditation and metrological support,

in view of the principles and approaches to safety when using atomic energy in the peace purposes reflected in standards of safety of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other international organizations

based on the Framework programme of state cooperation - members of the CIS in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy for the period till 2020 "COOPERATION" ATOM - the CIS" of May 19, 2011 and in view of provisions of the Agreement on coordination of the interstate relations of the State Parties of the CIS in the field of use of atomic energy in the peace purposes of May 31, 2013,

considering the Agreement on carrying out coordinated policy in the field of standardization, metrology and certification of March 13, 1992 and the Agreement on mutual recognition of results of testing for the purpose of approval of type, metrological certification, checking and calibration of measuring instruments of May 29, 2015,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

The purposes of this agreement are rapprochement of approaches of the State Parties of this agreement in the field of normative and legal and normative and technical regulation, assessment of conformity, standardization, accreditation and metrological support concerning products (including imported to the State Parties of the CIS) for which the requirements connected with safety in the field of use of atomic energy in the peace purposes are established (further - Products), design processes (including researches), designing, production, construction, installation, adjustment, commissioning, operation, conclusion from operation (dismantle), storage, transportation, realization, utilization, burial of Products (further - Processes), and also development of coordinated policy and determination of the main activities in the field of technical regulation in the field of use of atomic energy in the peace purposes.

Article 2

Realization of rapprochement of approaches of the State Parties of this agreement on normative legal and normative and technical regulation, assessment of conformity, standardization, accreditation and metrological support will be performed by acceptance by the Parties of the supplementary agreements determining activities for these directions.

Article 3

The parties agreed that activities for rapprochement of approaches for normative legal and normative and technical regulation, assessment of conformity, standardization, to accreditation and metrological support in the field of use of atomic energy in the peace purposes taking into account the national legal system will be based on the following principles:

ensuring harmonization of the mandatory national requirements applied to Products and Processes, and also forms and schemes of assessment of conformity and applied for the purpose of assessment of conformity of rules and methods of researches (testing) and measurements, including rules of sampling;

priority of ensuring nuclear and radiation safety in case of establishment and application (use) of mandatory requirements to Products and Processes;

inadmissibility of contradiction of the provisions and requirements to Products and Processes established in documents on standardization, safety requirements concerning Products and Processes;

ensuring high level of culture of safety;

unity of the applied terminology;

ensuring unity of systems of identification, classification and systems of coding of Products and Processes;

obligation of assessment of conformity of Products and Processes;

establishment of requirements to Products and Processes taking into account recommendations of IAEA and other international organizations;

possibility of mutual or unilateral recognition by the Parties of results of accreditation of conformity assessment bodies of Products and Processes;

possibility of mutual or unilateral recognition by the Parties of results of assessment works of compliance of Products and the Processes which are carried out by accredited bodies on assessment of conformity;

ensuring unity of measurements;

general availability of documents in the field of standardization which application and execution is obligatory, except for the documents in the field of standardization containing the data which are the state secret or carried to the protected information of limited access according to the legislation of the State Parties of this agreement.

Article 4

The principles of normative and legal and normative and technical regulation, assessment of conformity, standardization, accreditation and metrological support in the field of use of atomic energy in the peace purposes are applied to Products and Processes in the part which is not contradicting regulatory legal acts of the State Parties of this agreement.

In case of the address (realization) in the territories of the State Parties of this agreement of Products and Processes intended for certain subject to use of atomic energy in the peace purposes evaluating compliance of Products and Processes to requirements of national regulatory legal acts of the State Party of this agreement in the territory of which this object is located is not excluded.

Article 5

This agreement does not affect the rights and obligations of each of the Parties following for it from other international treaties which participant is its state.

Article 6

The changes which are its integral part which are drawn up by the relevant protocol can be made to this agreement by mutual consent of the Parties.

Article 7

The matters of argument between the Parties arising in case of application and interpretation of this agreement are solved by consultations and negotiations of concerned parties or by means of other procedure approved by the Parties.

Article 8

This agreement becomes effective after 30 days from the date of receipt by depositary of the third notification on accomplishment by the Parties of the interstate procedures necessary for its entry into force which signed it.

For the Parties which performed interstate procedures later this agreement becomes effective after 30 days from the date of receipt by depositary of the relevant documents.

Article 9

This agreement after its entry into force is open for accession of any state by transfer to depositary of the document on accession.

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