NEW DRAFT LAW TO UNIFY TECHNICAL REGULATION OF CERTIFICATION, STANDARDIZATION
The new draft law on technical regulation and standardization is intended to unify technical regulation of issues such as certification and standardization, Shovgi Mehdizade, the head of the Secretariat on talks for entrance to the World Trade Organization at the Ministry of Economic Development.
The ETO recommends Azerbaijan to increase the number of voluntary standards. "At present there are around 80% obligatory standards in the country, whereas the WTO recommends to make the majority as voluntary,вЂќ he underlined.
In this case the copyrights, particular, the brand will be regulated under TRIPS. They also recommend the establishment of an information center which would enable to the non-residents willing to cooperate with the Azerbaijani enterprises to have complete access to information on standards functioning throughout the country.
The European Union (EU) experts also participate in the development of a new law on Technical Regulation and Standardization.
In accordance with the EUвЂ™s recommendations the law should be adopted this year Besides, the EU recommends to increase the status and sovereignty of the Agency for Standardization and Metrology.