The system of technical regulation and standardization
Integration of the Republic of Belarus in world economy, stirring up of foreign-economic activity, promotion of Belarusian products to international market and the tasks of social and economic development of the country have stipulated the necessity for technical legislation modification.
The Law of the Republic of Belarus «On technical regulation and standardization» adopted in 2004 (pdf-file 146kb), is based on the provisions of the WTO Agreements and takes into account aspects of the systems of technical regulation and standardization of Russia, Ukraine, other countries and the European Union as well.
In 2006 The Law of the Republic of Belarus «On amendments and additions to certain laws of the Republic of Belarus on the matters of technical regulation, standardization and conformity assessment to the requirements of technical normative legal acts in the fields of technical regulation and standardization (pdf-file 304kb), which anticipates alterations and additions in 48 laws and codes that will provide bringing them into the line with the new legislation in the field of technical regulation and standardization and conformity assessment was adopted.
In compliance with the new system of technical regulation and standardization the technical normative legal acts are:
- technical regulations
- technical codes of good practice
- governmental standards of the Republic of Belarus
- standards of organizations
At present is realized «The program on technical regulation development in the Republic of Belarus until 2010 »
In the works on standardization in Belarus the systems approach is used which is implemented on the basis of annual plans of state standardization covering all sectors of industry, agriculture and services.
For the complex solution of tasks on improvement of products technical level, quality and competitiveness by methods of standardization in priority sectors of economy a set of target programmes for standardization in the forestry, energy efficiency, construction is approved. State authorities, scientific and research institutes and enterprises of Belarus take part in implementation of these programmes.
Annually more than 500 governmental standards are approved in Belarus. It ensures necessary replenishment and maintenance in updated state of operating fund of governmental standards which includes more than 22 thousand of documents. The level of governmental standards harmonization with international ones is 60%.