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The agreement on carrying out coordinated policy in the field of standardization, metrology and certification

of March 13, 1992

(as of November 22, 2007)

Governments of the State Parties of this agreement,

noting the international nature of harmonization of technical regulations, standardization, metrology and assessment (confirmation) of compliance,

recognizing their need for ensuring compatibility, interchangeability of products, its safety for life and health of the person, environmental protection,

understanding their important role in elimination of technical barriers in trade and economic and sci-tech cooperation, in increase in production efficiency,

recognizing feasibility of carrying out coordinated policy in the field of harmonization of technical regulations, standardization, metrology and assessment (confirmation) of compliance,

agreed as follows:

Article 1.

The parties, having complete independence in questions of forming and realization of systems of harmonization of technical regulations, standardization, metrology and assessment (confirmation) of compliance and the organization of works in this area:

use basic provisions of the operating systems of standardization and metrology and develop them in relation to market economy, harmonizing with the international standards and rules;

recognize the existing state standard specification standards as interstate; keep abbreviation of "GOST" behind again entered interstate standards, providing harmonization of their requirements with the international, regional and advanced national standards;

carry out works on certification on the basis of general organizational and methodical provisions through the national authorities created by the governments on certification;

carry out assessment works (confirmation) of compliance on the basis of the approved organizational and methodical provisions according to the national legal system;

in coordination resolve legal, economic and organizational issues of harmonization of technical regulations, standardization, metrology and assessment (confirmation) of compliance, including on the basis of bilateral or multi-lateral agreements, programs and engineering designs.

Article 2.

For development of coordinated policy, determination of the main activities at the intergovernmental level in the field of harmonization of technical regulations, standardization, metrology and assessment (confirmation) of compliance and coordination of questions of financing of works in this sphere Interstate council on standardization, metrology and certification which part heads of relevant organs of management of participants of this agreement are is created. Functions of Interstate council, its working bodies and the place of their stay are determined by Regulations on Council (is applied).

Article 3.

The parties will pursue coordinated policy in the field of harmonization of technical regulations, standardization, metrology and assessment (confirmation) of compliance in the following directions:

adoption of general rules of work on harmonization of technical regulations, standardization, metrology and assessment (confirmation) of compliance which are of interstate interest;

establishment of the single mandatory requirements to products and services ensuring their safety for life and health of the person, environmental protection, compatibility and interchangeability and also single test methods;

standardization of the all-technical requirements which are of interstate interest;

organization of maintaining and development of qualifiers of technical and economic information and systems of coding;

establishments of units of the physical quantities allowed to application in the State Parties of the Agreement;

maintaining interstate time service and frequencies, information funds of measuring instruments, standard samples and standard help data;

maintaining and development of reference base and system of transfer of the sizes of units of physical quantities;

forming, storage and maintaining fund of interstate standards, international, regional and national standards of other countries and providing agreement parties with these standards. Maintaining and storage of the operating industry standards on the most important groups of products which are of interstate interest;

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