Summary

The aim of the project is to support the initiative of the Government of Mongolia to adopt European principles, norms and standards relating to the first pillar “Free Movement of Goods” through institutional capacity building.

The EU project “Support to the modernisation of Mongolia’s standardisation system” started on 1st April 2014, and will run for three years. The objectives of the project are:

  • A national quality policy and a national quality programme are in place, managed by the working group under the Deputy Prime Minister, which is actively supported and implemented by all stakeholders;
  • The provisions of Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 December 2001 on general product safety and of Directive 1999/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 May 1999 amending Council Directive 85/374/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning liability for defective products are transposed into the Mongolian legislation;
  • The legal framework for the quality infrastructure is in place, ensuring institutional separation of the regulatory, standardisation, accreditation and conformity assessment functions;
  • The Mongolian national standards body, MASM, is able to operate as a WTO compliant national standards body;
  • The national accreditation body is able to operate according to ISO 17011 (general requirements for bodies providing assessment and accreditation of conformity assessment bodies) and that it has carried out first (joint) accreditations in the priority sectors;
  • A market surveillance body is established and the transition from state technical inspection towards market surveillance is established;
  • A first set of product regulations is in place.

The overall objective of the project is to improve capacities of the Government of Mongolia for better delivery of good quality public services.