The Parties summed up the results of their industrial cooperation during 2023 in the framework of the 21st session of the Permanent Russian-Chinese Working Group on Standardization, Metrology, Certification and Inspection Control of the Subcommittee on Trade and Economic Cooperation. The session was held in the format of video conference chaired by the CEO of GOST R Anton Shalaev and the Vice-Minister of the State Administration for Market Regulation of the People's Republic of China (SAMR) Tian Shihong.
The Russian delegation comprised the representatives of the GOST R Central Office, the Federal Service for Accreditation (RusAccreditation), the Russian Standardization Institute subordinated to GOST R, representatives of the
V.M. Gorbatov Federal Research Center for Food Systems of the Russian Academy of Sciences and employees from other organizations. The Chinese delegation included representatives of the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR).
The results of cooperation in the field of conformity assessment, interaction of testing laboratories, standardization in the agro-industrial complex, ensuring the uniformity of measurements and many other areas became the main topics of the session. For example, the Parties highly appreciated existing cooperation on participation of the laboratories in mutual rounds of qualification verification and agreed to continue cooperation on new joint programs in 2024 in terms of cooperation in the field of accreditation and testing laboratories,.
Over the past four years, the Parties have implemented about 15 joint projects of interlaboratory comparison studies, including five rounds of water quality analysis, in which about 130 laboratories from various regions of Russia took part. The Chinese colleagues also shared their experience in implementing new versions of international standards ISO 15189:2022 “Medical laboratories. Requirements for quality and competence” and ISO/IEC 17043:2023 “Conformity assessment. General requirements for the competence of proficiency testing providers”.
Progress was noted in cooperation on metrological support of measurements of quantitative and qualitative indicators of natural gas and petroleum products, in the field of physical and chemical measurements and prospects for cooperation in the field of modern measuring technologies were covered.
Interaction of national forest certification systems of Russia and China, as well as integration of educational projects and initiatives in the field of personnel training in respect of metrology and standardization are among the proposals made for new areas of cooperation. Thus, the Russian side presented the results of the activities of the GOST R Metrological Educational Cluster.
The People’s Republic of China continues to act one of our country's key partners in the field of metrology and standardization and the Permanent Working Group continues to demonstrate effectiveness in developing cooperation between two countries in the field of quality infrastructure. It also should be mentioned that in the second half of 2023 it is the 3rd session of the Heads of national standardization bodies of Russia and China - Anton Shalaev and Tian Shihong. This 3rd session in 2023 took place on the day of regular meeting of the Heads of the Governments of Russia and China.