On September 28, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on the effectiveness of reforms in the system of technical regulation, standardization, certification and metrology.
As the presidential press service reported, the effectiveness of efforts was analyzed and important tasks for the future were discussed at the meeting.
Mirziyoyev noted the importance of granting the Uzstandard Agency status of a national body and targeted implementation of new standards at enterprises.
“We should make sure that the national standard has its own strong voice in production matters,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.
The President urged the executives to bring the number of international standards implemented in the country to 14 thousand and the level of compliance with national standards to 50 percent by the end of next year.
Responsible ministries and associations were instructed to expand the application of OEKO-Tex standard in textile factories, CE marking in the electrical industry, along with Global G.A.P. and Organic systems in agriculture. Shavkat Mirziyoyev stressed the importance of assisting enterprises in introducing international standards and covering a part of related costs from the funds of the Export Promotion Agency.
“A product will never be competitive unless it has an international standard. It is necessary to create an environment in which every entrepreneur in the country knows and understands the standards,” the President said.
The head of state urged Uzstandard Agency to devise roadmaps for 2021 for the realization of international standards in the production of automotive components, in the chemical, food and construction materials industries.
Factories and plants have to be in constant search for improvement to their products in line with market requirements. Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted that standards limiting the capacities of manufacturers should be transferred to the category of voluntary.
The President gave directives to get rid of more than 5 thousand outdated standards and bring technical regulations for product safety in line with the requirements of Europe and the Eurasian Economic Union. In the meantime, the number and scope of safety requirements will be increased to prevent the imports of poor quality goods.
Mirziyoyev noted the need to intensify the participation of Uzstandard Agency in the work of international organizations in standardization and metrology.
The Agency was also instructed to reach an agreement with the Economic Commission’s technical committee on dried fruits, as well as to ensure full membership in the International Accreditation Forum next year.