On 25-th of September in the Department of technical regulation of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine was hold a meeting of representatives of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry with Heads and representatives of the Department for State Regulatory Policy and Entrepreneurship Development, the Department for European Integration, the Department for Trade Development, the Department for Industrial Policy of the  Ministry, National accreditation Agency of Ukraine, State Enterprise “Ukrainian Scientific-Research and Training Center of Standardization, Certification and Quality Problems” and coordinators of the EU Delegation to Ukraine.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss issues related to the priorities and policies of the Government in the sphere of development and support of small and medium enterprises, overcoming of technical barriers in trade, preparation and planned activities to the implementation of relevant provisions of the Association Agreement and discussion of  the opportunities for future dialogue and exchange of information.

The participants of the meeting from Ukrainian side presented the activities of their organizations and institutions, informed about their achievements and problems, shared their plans for the future.

NAAU’s representatives informed the participants about the structure of the national accreditation system of Ukraine, standards  according to which NAAU accredits CAB’s, as well as the achievements of the agency at the international level, such as:

- The successful completion of the first stage of the assessment by the European Cooperation for Accreditation and expansion of recognition;

- Obtaining of the status of an associate member of ILAC, which is a prerequisite for acquiring the status of  ILAC MRA signatory – a full member of ILAC

-Conduction of 3 seminars within the framework of  involving external assistance instrument TAIEX.