Astana, Kazakhstan, June 13
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakhstan was given partner standardization body status by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), according to the report of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies.
The status was assigned during the 41st session of the CEN General Assembly and the 54th CENELEC General Assembly in Istanbul.
CENELEC President Tore Tronvold noted that Kazakhstan is the first country to get the partner standardization body status with CENELEC and the fourth country to get the same status with CEN.
Chairman of the Technical Regulation and Metrology Committee Birzhan Kaneshev expressed confidence that cooperation with CEN and CENELEC will help the EU and Kazakhstan harmonize legislation in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization.
Widespread access to the database of European standards provided Kazakh producers, will help accelerate the introduction of modern European technical standards and new technologies in all sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan.
Furthermore, the partnership with CEN-CENELEC will provide an opportunity for representatives of Kazakh industry to participate in the work of the technical committees of these organizations and to participate directly in the process of developing European standards.
CEN-CENELEC is the European Committee for Standardization in electrical engineering. The members of the committee are 17 European countries: Austria, Belgium, UK, Bulgaria, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden. The main direction of CENELEC is to eliminate any technical differences between national standards of member countries, between the procedures of certification of conformity of products with standards and thereby preventing technical barriers to trade in electrical goods.
The main objective of the European Committee for Standardization, created in 1961, is to promote trade in goods and services through the development of European standards (Euronorm, EN). Other objectives are the uniform application of international ISO and IEC standards in the CEN Member States, cooperation with all European organizations for standardization, the provision of certification services in accordance with European standards (Euro norm).
Edited by CN