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The UNECE Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6)

The UNECE Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6) was established within the United Nations Committee on Trade as a forum for dialogue among all of the interested subjects (for example regulators, policy makers, etc.) concerning a wide range of issues, including technical regulations, standardization, conformity assessment, metrology and market surveillance.

The Working Party makes recommendations that promote regulatory policies to protect the health and safety of consumer and workers, and preserve our natural environment, without creating unnecessary barriers to trade and investment. Recommendations are available on the WP.6 websites.

These recommendations and more detailed information about WP.6 are available on the following websites: http://www.unece.org/trade/wp6/welcome.htm

ÚNMZ participates also in work of WP.6`s subgroups, namely in teams operating in Advisory Group on Market Surveillance (MARS), Standardization And Regulatory Techniques Group (START) and in Initiative on Education on Standardization.

 

Information about WP.6 and its expert groups sessions

The 25th Annual Session of WP.6 was held in Geneva from 2 to 3 December 2015 back to back with a World Standards Cooperation workshop focused on conformity assessment.

Documents from the WP.6 Session and also from the workshop are available for download.

Following up to previously mentioned changes in institutional arrangement of bodies subordinated to Executive Committee of UNECE, on 31 August and 1 September a constitutive meeting of the Steering Committee on Trade Capacity and Standards was held (CTCS). Besides other topics CTCS discussed its Programme of work for 2016-2017 and Inter-sessional implementation plan. Both documents and also the Geneva Understanding on Agricultural Quality Standards were endorsed by decision of the UNECE Executive Committee on 5 October 2015.

Members of the CTCS also elected the Chair and Vice Chairs of the Committee, listened to reports on work of WP.6 and WP.7 (Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards) and also considerable time was given to the topic of supporting the removal of regulatory and procedure barriers of trade.

Agenda, report and other documents from the meeting can be found on the UNECE website.

The 13th annual session of the Advisory Group on Market Surveillance ("MARS" Group) was held from 24 to 25 June 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. The meeting was organized in cooperation between the Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing and the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of the Republic of Serbia under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Further information including the agenda can be found at http://www.unmz.cz/office/13th-mars-meeting-in-june-2015-in-prague-c747.

During the 24th annual session of WP.6 held on 24th to 26th November 2014 first Deputy President of ÚNMZ was elected Second Vice Chairman of the Working Party. This will enable Czech Republic to take active part in defining framework of the Working Groups`s activities.

Archive for year 2013 (DOCX; 14 kB)

Archive for year 2014 (DOCX; 14 kB)

 

Further information concerning WP.6 issues can be provided via e-mail unece.wp6@unmz.cz.

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