The first open session of the International Technology Forum "Russian Standardization Week" was organized by "STANDARTINFORM" and took place on October 14, 2020 in the Conference Hall of the Presidential Library (St. Petersburg). The topic of discussion was " EAEU Quality Infrastructure: new challenges in pandemic conditions".
Interest in the EAEU quality infrastructure issue is steadily growing. One of the factors of growth is the agreed solutions to pressing issues of quality infrastructure development. Among them is the issue of finding a balance between the elimination of excess requirements and product safety, adjusting the tasks of cooperation within the framework of the EAEU, establishing formats for joint work of national institutions for standardization. The challenges of 2020 have brought a new vision of this problem.
Alexey.V. Abramov, Head of Rosstandart, noted that the experience of work on improving the EAEU quality infrastructure in the conditions of the pandemic showed the need to use flexible formats for joint work on common or harmonized standards.
Vyacheslav A. Burmistrov, Director of the Department of State Policy in the field of technical regulation, standardization and ensuring the uniformity of measurements of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation continued the discussion of the quality infrastructure development. Vyacheslav Burmistrov noted that in recent years there have been significant changes in the quality infrastructure in the standardization areas, technical regulation and conformity assessment, metrology and state control. Continuous development of the legal framework, not only within the "regulatory guillotine" mechanism, but also within the digital transformation allowed to implement the most effective solutions. Suggestions to Federal Law of the Russian Federation "About standardization in the Russian Federation" to strengthen the digitalization of the development process of standards were formed. In the field of technical regulation, positive experience was gained in the application of new solutions for remote assessment and analysis of production conditions, approaches were developed to ensure the possibility of remote conformity assessment of serially manufactured products. There was a transition to legal documents on conformity assessment in electronic form.
One of the key tasks of the quality infrastructure development is to ensure well-coordinated interaction between the national EAEU standardization institutes. A. Barkov, First Deputy Director General of "STANDARTINFORM", disclosed this issue in the report. He paid attention to the fact that the action plan for the implementation of the Agreement on joint activities of national institutions was formed and supported by the national institutions for EAEU standardization. The plan contains five areas, among which we should highlight common planning of standards development, their direct development and consideration. It will improve the quality of standards and reduce the time of interstate standards development to ensure the quality infrastructure of the EAEU.
The session included reports by Alexander G. Skuratov, Director of the Belarusian State Institute of Standardization and Certification, Yerkezhan M. Amirkhanova, General Deputy Director of the Kazakhstan Institute of Standardization and Certification, Vladimir U. Salamatov, Chairman of the EAEU Business Council Committee, and Andrey N. Lotsmanov, First Deputy Chairman of the RSPP Committee on Technical Regulation, Standardization and Conformity Assessment.
The session was moderated by the Deputy Director General of "STANDARTINFORM", Dr. Yuri V. Budkin.