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13 August 2020, 18:16

Nomination for CIS Quality Excellence Award now open

MINSK, 13 August (BelTA) - A nomination for the CIS Quality Excellence Award 2021 is now open. This decision was made at the 57th meeting of the CIS Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification, BelTA learned from the press service of the State Committee for Standardization.

The competition is held every two years. This year it will be held for the eighth time. The aim is to stimulate improvements in quality and competitiveness of products and services, their export potential, to promote innovative technologies and effective management in the CIS member states.

The main criteria are confirmation of the high quality of manufactured products or services for at least two years and export of products (services) to one CIS state or more. The award can be presented in each of the nominations: by the number of employees (organizations with the number of employees up to 250; from 250 to 1,500; more than 1,500), by activities (manufacture of products; consumer goods; food products and agricultural products; services).

The competition runs in two stages. At first, the national standardization, metrology and certification bodies of the CIS countries assess the applicants according to the criteria of the awards and determine the finalists for participation in the second stage. As part of the second stage, the CIS Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification approves the commissions consisting of two experts from another state.

The decision to present the award is taken at a meeting of the CIS Economic Council. Award winners get the right to use the CIS Award emblem for commercial purposes within three years. The information on winners will be posted on the websites of the Interstate Council and the State Standardization Committee.

Belarusian organizations are invited to submit applications to the secretariat of the commission through 1 October 2020: 2a Novatorskaya Street (office 303), Minsk, 220053 (phone: 017-269-69-54). Necessary consultations and materials can be obtained at the Belarusian State Institute of Standardization and Certification and in the Bureau for Standards of the Interstate Council.

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