Signing of the Agreement on cooperation between the Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine and the National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine

On February 25th , 2011 the National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine signed an agreement on cooperation with the Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine. The aim of the Agreement is the exchange of information, mutual assistance for the implementation of harmonized standards and accreditation of conformity assessment bodies.

The Agreement provides for:

  • coordination of activities to ensure a common technical policy in accreditation of CABs in the field of civil protection, rescue and fire safety;
  • cooperation to enforce the implementation of legal requirements by accredited CABs acts in the field of civil protection, rescue and fire safety;
  • interaction with the central authorities, which perform the functions of technical regulation in specific areas, concerning the preparation of legislative drafts and amendments to existing legislation in the field of CAB’s accreditation;
  • exchange of necessary information on the activities of the accredited CABs;
  • invite representatives of other parties to participate in the meetings, seminars and conferences in the discussion of issues related to accreditation;
  • cooperation with national authorities of other countries and international organizations regarding the accreditation of CABs in the field of civil protection, rescue and fire safety.