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Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Activities. Violina Panayotova Iliyana Atanasova BULGARIA June, 2004. Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy. Bulgaria's trade policy European Association Agreement ; WTO membership; CEFTA membership;

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bulgarian technical legislation and standardisation activities

Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Activities

Violina Panayotova

Iliyana Atanasova

BULGARIA

June, 2004

bulgarian technical legislation and standardisation policy
Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy

Bulgaria's trade policy

  • European Association Agreement;
  • WTO membership;
  • CEFTA membership;
  • Free Trade Agreements.

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

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Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy

Bulgaria's trade relations with other participant countries (1)

  • With Albania – Bulgaria applies the bilateral Free Trade Agreement;
  • With Croatia - Bulgaria applies the arrangements under the CEFTA in line with the Agreement for Accession of Croatia to CEFTA;
  • With Bosnia and Herzegovina – the bilateral Free Trade Agreement has been signed on 16.10.2003;

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

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Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy

Bulgaria trade relations with other participant countries (2)

  • With Macedonia – Bulgaria applies the bilateral Free Trade Agreement;
  • With Moldova – the negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement were finalized in January 2004
  • With Romania – Bulgaria applies the arrangements under the CEFTA in line with the Agreement for accession of Bulgaria to CEFTA;
  • With Serbia and Montenegro – from 1 June 2004 Bulgaria will apply the bilateral Free Trade Agreement;

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

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Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy

Bulgaria has signed Regional Bilateral Agreements (1)

  • With Croatia - Agreement between SASM of the Republic of Bulgaria and the State Office of Standardisation and Metrology of Republic of Croatia for cooperation in the field of standardisation, metrology, certification, and accreditation - in force since 11.07.2000;
  • With Moldova - Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the Republic of Moldova for cooperation in the field of standardisation, metrology, and certification - in force since 26.07.2000;

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

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Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy

Bulgaria has signed Regional Bilateral Agreements (2)

  • With Macedonia - Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the Republic of Macedonia for cooperation in the field of standardisation, metrology, accreditation and conformity assessment - in force since 08.03.2002
  • With Serbia and Montenegro - Agreement between the SASM of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Federal Institution for Standardisation of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on cooperation in the field of standardisation and certification - in force since 08.10.2002 and Agreement on cooperation in the field of metrology between SAMTS of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Bureau of Measures and Precious Metals of Serbia and Montenegro - signed on 17.10.2003

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

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Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy

Challenges

  • Different requirements of national legislation (including standards);
  • Lack of direct recognition of conformity assessment results and certificates;
  • Financial resources for development of cooperation activities;
  • Necessity of increasing of cooperation efficiency (joint use of facilities etc.)

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

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Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy

Main Priority in Regulatory Area:

European Integration

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

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Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy

FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS –

over 90 % of EU technical legislation already transposed into Bulgarian legislation;

  • Old approach;
  • New approach;
  • National legislation in compliance with

Art. 28-30 of TEC;

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

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Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy

Framework Laws:

  • Law on Foodstuffs;
  • Law on Protection against Harmful Impact of Chemical; Substances and Preparations;
  • Law on Control of Narcotic Substances and Precursors;
  • Law on Measurements;

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

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Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy

Framework Laws:

  • Road Traffic Law;
  • Law on Technical Requirements to Products;
  • Law on National Standardisation;
  • Law on Drugs and Pharmacies in Human Medicine.

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

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Directives

The importance for the country %

Status according to the acquis 2004%

1

Chemicals

100

68

2

Pharmaceuticals

100

69

3

Cosmetics

100

100

4

Foodstuffs

100

90

5

Glass

80

100

6

Textiles

100

100

7

Footwear

100

100

8

Wood

0

0

9

Motor vehicles

80

86

Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy

Old ApproachDirectives (some examples)

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

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Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy

NewApproachDirectives

  • 17 new approach directives adopted as Ordinances;
  • 15 of them – entered into force;
  • 6 Ordinances are drafted;

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

eu technical legislation
EU Technical Legislation

Reference to International Standards in EU Directives and Regulations

  • UN/ECE Regulations;
  • ISO standards;
  • OECD codes;
  • CEN/CENELEC standards;
  • Table WHO TEFs for human risk assessment;

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

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Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy

Number of Bulgarian standards

(voluntary status)

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

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Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy

Regulatory problems

  • Involvement of stakeholders;
  • Awareness campaign;
  • Training
        • of regulators;
        • of economic operators;
        • of enforcement bodies;
  • Establishment of network of national contact points;

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

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Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy

Standardisation problems

  • Adoption of International and European Standards by translation of the identical text;
  • Translation of International Technical Documents – UN/ECE Regulation, Codes, Guides, Manuals.

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

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Bulgarian Technical Legislation and Standardisation Policy

Thank you !

Web sites:

Ministry of Economy

www.mi.government.bg

State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance

http://www.sasm.government.bg/

Ministry of Economy/ State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance