Notification system in Russia: prospects of introduction

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Mr Pumpyanskyi, the Head of RSPP Committee on technical regulation introduced the initiative on pleanary meeting of RSPP. The initiative had been preliminary discussed with and approved by the relevant governmental bodies – Minpromtorg, Rosaccreditatia, Rosstandart and the Eurasian Economic Commission.

Despite all the efforts of Rosaccreditatsia to detect conformity assessment bodies acting in a bad faith, market is still suffering because of counterfaith products with fake certificates.
Due to this it is resonable to discuss the introduction of a new special procedure – notification or authorization of bodies empowered to carry out mandatory certification. This measure complies with the international approach and provisions of ISO standards.

Сertification of products in strategically important areas shall be carried out by a limited number of organizations, that passed a notification procedure. A notification must be done by an executive body, responsible for implementation of the requirements of a particular technical regulation. A conformity assessment body gets is notified by an executive body, responsible for implementing the requirements of a particular technical regulation. A notified (authorized) body must have its own testing facilities and at least two years of experience as an accredited organization. This body is responsible for the issued certificates. Its responsibility must be insured.

The President of Russia Mr Putin commissioned the Government of the Russian Federation to develop the necessary suggestions for the further introduction of a notification system in Russia and the EAEC until September, 1 2016.

Project Steering Committee

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On March 10, Minpromtorg of Russia hosted the meeting of the Project Steering Committee.

Besides representatives of the Project Partner (Minpromtorg of Russia) and stakeholders, the meeting was also attended by experts of the EU Project to Russia “Approximation of EU and Russia Accreditation System”.

The main focus of the meeting was a review of the ongoing activities of the Project throughout the period July – December 2015 was. Mr Zuyderwijk, Team Leader of the Project, informed members of the PSC about the Project progress and challenges in its realisation in aforementioned period. Special attention was paid to the outputs delivered by the Project and to the Project planning for the next reporting period.

On 26 April, the next meeting will be held, in which the quarterly report for the period 1 January – 31 March 2016 will be discussed.

“Role of Quality Management Systems in the Conformity Assessment of Products in the European Union”

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On 3 Dec 2015 in the premises of the Russian Union of Industrialists & Enterprenaurs the Project hold a public event on topic “Role of QMS in the conformity assessment of Products in the EU”.SAM_1217

Experts of the Project, Mr Leon Kos and Mr Janez Furlan, delivered a presentation on the topic of role of QMS in conformity assessment in the EU. The experts talked about conformity assessment modules based on QMS, provided explanations on selection of an approriate quality assuranse system and distinctions between quality assurance of production process/product/full assurance, commented specificity of quality assurance of construction products and relation between a quality assurance system in conformity assessment procedures and ISO 9001. SAM_1222

Q&A session revealed a strong interest of the audience to the topic. The audience was comprised of representatives of the local Russian and international manufacturers, conformity assessment bodies, scientific organisations (approximately 80 persons). The feedback from the audience was very positive.

Project Steering Committee

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On February, 11 Minpromtorg of Russia hosted the meeting of the Project Steering Committee.

Besides reprepresentatives of the Project Partner (Minpromtorg of Russia) and stakeholders, the meeting was also attended by experts of the EU Project to Russia “Approximation of EU and Russia Accreditation System”.

The main focus of the meeting was a review of the ongoing activities of the Project throughout the period July – December 2014 was. Mr Zuyderwijk, Team Leader of the Project, informed members of the PSC about the Project progress and challanges in its realisation in aforementioned period. Special attention was paid to the outputs delivered by the Project and to the Project planning for the next reporting period.

APPROXIMATION OF CU AND EU LEGISLATION IN THE FIELD OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY LABELLING

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24, October in the premises of AEB the event “APPROXIMATION OF CU AND EU LEGISLATION IN THE FIELD OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY LABELLING” took place. It was organized cojointly by the Project and Assosiation of the European Businesses in Russia (Home Appliances Manufacturers Committee).

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During the event both Russian and European speakers delivered presentations covering different aspects of energy efficiency labelling, including current legislative regulation in the CU and the EU and standardisation in this field, and prospects for appoximation between two systems in view of drafting of new CU TR on energy efficiency labelling.

Speakers from the European side:

Han Zuyderwijk, Team leader of the Project – moderation
Edvard Ipavec, Expert of the Project – presentation “Energy Labelling and Ecodesign – EU Instruments for improving the Energy and Resource Efficiency of Products”
Leon Kos, Expert of the Project – presenation “Comparison of Draft CU TR and Relevant EU legislation on energy labelling”

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Leon Kos

Speakers from the Russian side:

Alexey Soldatov, AEB Home Appliances Manufacturers Committee – moderation
Ruslan Kokarev, AEB COO – openning remarks
Kostantin Zhilyaev, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the RF – general remarks about activities of the Ministry in this field
Natalia Savelyeva , Adviser for metrology and technical regulation, Department of technical regulation and accreditation of the Eurasian Economic Comission – presentation “General requirements for products in the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space”

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Natalia Savelieva

Victor Timko, Head of research, Russian Research Institute for Certification (VNIIS) – presentation “Status and challenges regarding the draft Customs Union Technical regulation on energy efficiency labelling”
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Victor Timko

Oleg Dranitsky, Director, Testbet – presentation “Importance of Standards and Role of Testing Laboratories in the Field of Energy Labelling”

The present audience (about 50 people) was comprised of the reprsentatives of business community, governmental bodies and scientific-research organisations.
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The questions from the audience asked during Q&A session were related to the current status of the draft CU TR, possible challenges of transitional period until it comes into force, problem of updating lists of supporting standards for the TRs and the importance of development of state-of-the-art standards.

APPROXIMATION OF CU AND EU LEGISLATION IN THE FIELD OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY LABELLING

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October, 24 in the premises of the Assossiation of European Businesses in Russia the event “APPROXIMATION OF CU AND EU LEGISLATION IN THE FIELD OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY LABELLING” takes place.

The event is organised conjointly by the Project and the AEB (Home Appliances Manufacturers Committee).

The agenda of the event:

Moderated by: Alexey Soldatov, AEB Home Appliances Manufacturers Committee
Han Zuyderwijk, Team leader, EU project “Approximation of EU and RF Technical Regulation and Standardisation Systems”

08.30-09.00 – Registration and welcome coffee

09.00-09.15 – Opening remarks – Ruslan Kokarev, AEB COO

09.15-09.30 – General requirements for products in the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space – Natalia Savelyeva , Adviser for metrology and technical regulation, Department of technical regulation and accreditation of the Eurasian Economic Comission

09.30-09.45 – Status and challenges regarding the draft Customs Union Technical regulation on energy efficiency labelling
Victor Timko, Head of research, Russian Research Institute for Certification (VNIIS)

09:45-10:00 – Energy Labelling and Ecodesign – EU Instruments for improving the Energy and Resource Efficiency of Products – Edvard Ipavec, Expert, EU project “Approximation of EU and RF Technical Regulation and Standardisation Systems”

10:00-10.20 – Coffee Break

10.20-10.35 – The importance of Approximation of Customs Union and European Union Legislation – Practical examples of Challenges – Alexey Soldatov, AEB Home Appliances Manufacturers Committee

10.35-10.50 – Importance of Standards and Role of Testing Laboratories in the Field of Energy Labelling – Oleg Dranitsky, Director, Testbet

10.50-11.05 – Comparison of Draft CU TR and Relevant EU legislation on energy labelling – Leon Kos, Expert, EU project “Approximation of EU and RF Technical Regulation and Standardisation Systems”

11.05-11.20 – Questions & Answers session

11:20-11.30 – Сlosing remarks – Alexey Soldatov, AEB Home Appliances Manufacturers Committee

11.30-12.00 – Networking coffee

The event is an open. To attend, please, register using the form provided by AEB:
http://www.aebrus.ru/ru/aeb-events/detail.php?ELEMENT_ID=1593508

Seminar on Lists of European harmonised standard

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October, 2 in RSPP the Project held an event “Development, adoption and amendment of the list of European harmonised standards in the European Union”.
The event was organised as a closed seminar and round table discussion intended for representatives of governmental bodies, representatives of standardisation scientific-research institutions and RSPP. From the European side the following experts took part in the event:

  • Dr. Stampfl-Blaha, General Director of Austrian Standards and current Vice-President of ISO;
  • Ms Sarah Penny, Director External Relations at CEN/CENELEC;
  • Mr. Eric Marchand, Programme Manager at CEN/CENELEC;
  • Mr. Geert Maes, Senior Manager, Industry, Technology & Infrastructure Unit at CEN/CENELEC;
  • Mr. Han Zuyderwijk, Team Leader Project “Approximation of EU and RF technical regulation and standardisation system”;
  • Mr. Leon Kos, Key Expert 3 on Regulatory Affairs of the Project “Approximation of EU and RF technical regulation and standardisation system”;
f.l.t.r. Eric Marchand, Sarah Penny, Elisabeth Stampfl-Blaha, Geert Maes

f.l.t.r. Eric Marchand, Sarah Penny, Elisabeth Stampfl-Blaha, Geert Maes

In the opening part, Dr. Elisabeth Stampfl-Blaha and Ms Sarah Penny spoke about the importance of international cooperation in standardisation and about the implementation of Cooperation Agreement between CEN/CENELEC and Rosstandard.

Mr. Geert Maes delivered a presentation on development, adoption and amendment of the list of European harmonised standards in the European Union. The presentation covered both general issues of the European standardisation as principles and conditions, role of standards as instruments of New Approach and particular issues related to each of abovementioned stages in process of preparation of Lists of European harmonised standards.

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Subsequently there was a panel discussion session with participation of Dr. Elisabeth Stampfl-Blaha, guest speakers from CEN/CENELEC and representatives of the Russian side. The participants of the discussion were provided with opportunity to get more detailed information about the participants of the process of preparation of List of European harmonised standards and stages of the process.

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Seminar Concept and Practical Application of European Union Construction Regulatory Framework

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On Tuesday 8 September 2014, the project together with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and RSPP, held a seminar with the title: ‘Concept and Practical Application of European Union Construction Regulatory Framework’

Mr Norman Greig, Key Expert of the project, explained in fours sessions about the various aspects of the European Union system of technical regulation and standardisation in the field of construction.
The four sessions were:
1. LEGISLATIVE BASE
2. HARMONISED TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (What are harmonised technical specifications (harmonised EN product specification standards and European Technical Approvals and how they are developed and applied?)
3. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKS V ESSENTIAL PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
4. SYSTEMS OF CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT

Copies of Mr. Greig’s slides in Russian and English can be downloaded below.


 

Fltr: Sergey Pugachev, Konstantin Leonidov, Norman Greig, Elena Nazarieva, Han Zuyderwijk

Fltr: Sergey Pugachev, Konstantin Leonidov, Norman Greig, Elena Nazarieva, Han Zuyderwijk

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Audio Recording of the Sessions:

Session 1 and 2:

Seminar_8-9-2014_Sessions_1-2 by Alura on Mixcloud


Sessions 3 and 4:

Seminar 9-9-2014 Sessions 3 and 4 by Alura on Mixcloud

International conference “New legislative framework of European standardisation. Basic provisions of the EU Regulation 1025/2012 of 25 October 2012 on European standardisation”

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On the 3rd of June the international conference “New legislative framework of European standardisation. Basic provisions of the EU Regulation 1025/2012 of 25 October 2012 on European standardisation” was held in Rosstandart. The conference was jointly organaized by Rossatndart, RGTR, Minpromtorg and the EU-RF Project “Approximation of EU and RF technical regulation and standardisation systems”.

The EU Regulation 1025/2012 is a new legislative document laying down regulatory framework for the European standardisation. As the next milestone in the process of development of standardisation system in Russia will be reached with the adoption of a new federal law “On standardisation” which is going to be enacted in the foreseeable future, the European experience in standardisation regulatory affairs causes interest. All participants of the conference had an opportunity to read the text of the Regulation in advance on the web-site of RGTR. The text of the Regulation was translated into Russian by the Project.

The presentations made during the conference:

Project on the approximation of EU and RF standardisation and technical regulation systems preliminary resultsMr. Han Zuyderwijk, Team Leader of the Project “Approximation of EU and RF standardisation and technical regulation systems”

Work on international cooperation in the field of standardisation carried out by RosstandartMr. A. Zazhigalkin, Deputy Head of Rosstandart

New legislative framework for the European standartisation and role of the European standardisation bodies in support of the European standardisation policyMr. F. Verdera, Director Strategic Partnerships of CEN/CENELEC.

Working Group on Standardisation of the Project “Approximation of EU and RF standardisation and technical regulation systems“, Mr. A. Lotsmanov, Chairman of the Working Group on Standardisation of the Project “Approximation of EU and RF standardisation and technical regulation systems”, First Deputy of Chairman of RSPP’s Committee for technical regulation, standardisation and conformity assessment

EU Regulation 1025/2012: Experience DIN – German Institute for Standardization. Connection between standards and law. German practice, Mr. Gerd Slapke, CEO DIN GOST TUV

Implementation of the Agreement Rosstandart – CEN-CENELEC. Current status and prospects. Mr. A. Korovaytsev, General Director of FSUE “Standartinform”

Experience of cooperation TC-MTC-22 – WS ICN skills CEN-CENELEC, Mrs. N. Volpian, Chairman of the Subcommittee ICT competence TC-MTC-204

The presentations were followed by questions&answers session focused on the EU Regulation 1025/2012.

The Conference was another event within the practical implementation of the Cooperation Agreement between Rosstandart and CEN-CENELEC.