Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 21
By Abbas Akhundov - Trend:
On Thursday the parliamentary Committee on Economic Policy recommended the draft law 'On accreditation' for the consideration of plenary session of Azerbaijani Milli Majlis (parliament).
The draft law defines the rules and principles of accreditation in the field of conformity assessment and frameworks of control over accreditation. The draft law has been prepared for the purpose of consumer protection, elimination of technical hindrances standing before trade and recognition of compliance documents issued in Azerbaijan.
The law requires the accreditation of the following conformity assessment bodies: testing laboratories, calibration laboratories, agencies conducting the certification of goods, bodies for certification of control systems, personnel certification bodies, inspection bodies, producers of reference materials.
These bodies need to get a certificate of accreditation in order to be able to work in this sphere. The certificate is valid for four years.