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04 March 2021, 17:14

Standardization agencies of Belarus, Uzbekistan sign program of cooperation for 2021-2023

MINSK, 34March (BelTA) - The Belarusian State Committee for Standardization and the Uzstandard agency of Uzbekistan signed a program of cooperation for 2021-2023. The signing ceremony took place on the sidelines of the meeting of the joint intergovernmental commission on bilateral cooperation between Belarus and Uzbekistan, BelTA learned from the press service of the State Committee for Standardization.

The program will continue the cooperation of the parties in technical regulation and standardization, metrology, compliance assessment, qualifications verification, training. Uzbek specialists will study the experience of the Belarusian State Committee for Standardization in using the information technology in these areas of activity and Belarus' state cataloging system in order to create a national information system "State Product Catalog."

The parties will cooperate in international standardization organizations. In the field of metrology, the parties will calibrate state standards, benchmarks and other means of measurement and involve laboratories in the qualifications verification programs. It is also planned to create a permanent working group to address issues related to technical barriers to trade between Belarus and Uzbekistan.

In addition, Belarusian and Uzbek experts will share experience and information, improve skills via webinars, seminars, consultations, internships on standardization, compliance assessment, metrology, accreditation.

Chairman of the Belarusian State Committee for Standardization Valentin Tataritsky welcomed the signing of the agreement and cooperation for the benefit of the economies of the two countries. The technical regulatory systems of Belarus and Uzbekistan are similar and there are prospects for the development of bilateral cooperation in this area, he noted. According to him, the Eurasian Economic Union is currently working on a draft agreement to remove technical barriers in mutual trade with third countries. The Belarusian State Committee for Standardization will make a proposal to launch the first pilot project with Uzbekistan under this agreement once it enters into force.

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