Azerbaijan’s products to be labelled with European quality mark

Business Materials 10 June 2014 15:56 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan June 10

By Zulfiya Gurbanova - Trend:

Starting from September 2014, Azerbaijan's products will be labelled with the CE mark (Conformite Europeenne), according to Sabig Abdullayev, Director of Azerbaijani Standardization and Certification Institute.

The head of the institute, which operates under Azerbaijani State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patents, told Trend on June 9 that this procedure is among the activities of the German TUV company, which is one of the famous commercial leaders in the area of inspection.

"Labelling Azerbaijani products in accordance with European directives and standards allows exporting Azerbaijani goods with CE Mark to the European markets without hindrances and without additional requirements," he said.

Abdullayev also said the TUV will cooperate with various Azerbaijani companies and government authorities, in particular with the Institute of Standardization and Certification, which will mark the domestic products with the CE Mark.

"Other areas of TUV's activity in Azerbaijan will be supervision in construction (as an independent third party), regulatory inspection and certification," Abdullayev said.

CE Mark is a special sign put on the products, thus certifying that the products comply with the main requirements of the directives of European Union and the EU harmonized standards, as well as, the fact that the products passed the assessment of conformity with directives.

CE Mark indicates that the product is not harmful (dangerous) to the health of consumers, as well as environmentally friendly, and it is the only sign of compliance with European standards and directives.

Edited by S.I.