To the attention of certificate holders, applicants for the certification and those, who accept declarations

04.08.2017 #services

The Law of the Republic of Belarus "On conformity assessment to Technical Requirements and accreditation of conformity assessment authorities" came into force on July, 30 2017.

The main terms and their definitions are given in accordance with the EAEU regulatory legal base.

The range of acts on conformity to which the conformity assessment is carried out has been significantly expanded.

There are the following forms of conformity assessment:

  • сertification;
  • declaration of conformity;
  • testing (in case  the testing is an independent form of conformity assessment in accordance with the EAEU technical regulations  or other EAEU laws);
  • other forms of conformity assessment established in the EAEU technical regulations;

Conformity assessment objects must possess the following grounds in order to become a subject to obligatory conformity assessment:
In respect of the object of conformity assessment, mandatory confirmation of compliance is introduced in connection with the need to take operational measures of state regulation.

  • products: the requirements of the technical regulations of the Republic of Belarus or of the EAEU technical regulations are established and these regulations provide obligatory confirmation of compliance of these objects;
  • objects of conformity assessment: obligatory confirmation of compliance is introduced in connection with the need to take operational measures of state regulation.

There have been changes regarding the certificates time validity:

  • a certificate comes into force from the date of its registration in the register;
  • a certificate owner can terminate a certificate;
  • a certificate can be suspended (no more than for six months), renewed or canceled (terminated) by the decision of the certification authority;
  • a certificate can be suspended or canceled (terminated) by authorized officials of state bodies which make up the system of state control bodies;
  • products produced during the certificate validity period as well as other certified products in cases determined by the rules of conformity assessment, may be in circulation after the cancellation (termination) of the relevant certificate within the limits determined in the legislation of the Republic of Belarus or in accordance with the right of the Eurasian Economic Union of terms of service, expiration dates and (or) products shelf life, except when certificate was canceled (terminated) due to certified facility discrepancy technical requirements of conformity assessment;
  • in case of the certificate cancellation, the certificates issued by the same the certification authority earlier are valid within the time limits for which they were issued, but no more than two years from the date of entry the information on the abolition of the accreditation certificate in the register of the National Accreditation System of the Republic of Belarus.

The renewal of the certificate is not provided in the new Law. Now, before the expiry of the certificate's validity in the terms defined by the rules of conformity confirmation, the holder of the certificate has the right to apply to the certification authority that issued the certificate with the application for certification renewal. Renewal of the certificate is carried out taking into account the circumstances determined by the rules of conformity assessment.

The Law introduced new subjects of conformity assessment and defined their rights and obligations. Testing has been determined as a new independent form of conformity assessment

The basics of control (supervision) over requirements compliance in the fields of conformity assessment which are related to obligatory conformity attestation have been also introduced in the Law.

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