On May 17, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with the presentation on measures to improve the national system of technical regulation, standardization, certification and metrology.
In our country, a systematic work is underway to develop industry, improve the quality of the product and enter the world markets. In particular, 19 thousand internal standards out of about 30 have been harmonized with international norms. A register of international standards has been formed.
The use of 5,6 thousand outdated standards, which hindered the full-fledged operation of the mechanisms of market economy, was discontinued and 3,5 thousand standards were improved in accordance with modern requirements. The domestic analogues of 26 international technical regulations have been developed.
The system of quality in accordance with Global GAP and Organic standards has been introduced at 260 enterprises-producers of agricultural products. Their international certification has been carried out.
In the textile industry, 32 enterprises have been certified according to the Oeko-Tex standards, and 21 enterprises have received the CE marking certificate required in the European Union.
The testing laboratories are being modernized, the quality of products imported from abroad is being checked.
Along with this, there are many other tasks to be addressed related to the standards in production, export and import. Some procedures cause difficulties for entrepreneurs.
During the presentation, proposals for solving these problems and improving procedures were discussed. Thus, today 3,4 thousand types of products required a certificate of conformity and a sanitary and epidemiological findings.
The President instructed the officials to optimize the list of products subject to sanitary and epidemiological examination, to consider the issue of canceling the additional requirement for a certificate of conformity.
The inspection of imported products is carried out during the customs clearance process, which takes up to 60 days. In this regard, the task was set to introduce the procedure for attaching the relevant documentation on the electronic customs platform at least 30 days in advance.
When improving the sphere, the world experience is used. In particular, in Europe, only 28 types of products with a very high degree of risk are subject to mandatory certification, other types of goods are confirmed by declaring.
The need to introduce the similar system as an experiment was noted during the presentation. At the initial stage, the procedure for declaring will be applied to about 800 types of products.
The instruction was given to adopt the international standards instead of 11 thousand national standards that are not harmonized with international requirements, and to start transferring all enterprises to the newly adopted standards from 2023.
The importance was emphasized to raise the activities of 20 testing laboratories in the Uzstandard Agency system to the international level, having established an assessment of compliance with international standards, firstly, for food products, agricultural products, electrical engineering, light industry, hygiene and perfumery products, and construction materials.
The necessary to help enterprises in obtaining the international certificates for the widespread use of the preferences of the GSP + system of the European Union was noted at the event.
The task was set to clearly define the competence of the responsible agencies based on the regulations of the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade and the Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures of the World Trade Organization.