Law of the Republic of Belarus

Law of the Republic of Belarus

No. 262-Z of January 5, 2004

[Amended as of January 7, 2012]

 

On Technical Regulation and Standardization

 

 

                The present Law regulates relations arising at development, approving and application of technical requirements to production, processes of its development, manufacture, operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization or rendering services, determines legal and organizational basis for technical regulation and standardization and is aimed at providing a single state policy in this sphere.

 

CHAPTER 1

General Provisions

 

            Article 1.  Main Terms and Their Definitions Used in the Present Law

 

            For the purposes of the present Law the following main terms and their definitions are used:

                objects of technical regulations, objects of standardization – production, processes of its development, manufacture, operation (usage), storage, transporting, sale and utilization or rendering services;

                technical requirements – technical norms, rules, specifications and (or) other requirements to objects of technical regulation or standardization;

                technical regulation – activity to establish obligatory technical requirements connected with safety of production, processes of its development, manufacture, operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization or rendering services;

                safety of production, processes of its development, manufacture, operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization or rendering services – conformity of production, processes of its development, manufacture, operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization or rendering services with the technical requirements providing no inadmissible risk of causing harm to life, health and heredity of a human being, property and environment;

                standardization – activity to establish technical requirements with a view of their comprehensive and repeated application in relation to constantly repeating tasks, aimed at achievement of optimal level of order in the sphere of development, manufacture, operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization of production or rendering services;

                technical regulations – a technical legal act developed at the course of technical regulation establishing, directly and (or) by using references to technical codes of good practice and (or) state standards of the Republic of Belarus, obligatory technical requirements connected with safety of production, processes of its development, manufacture,  operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization or rendering services;

                technical code of good practice (further – technical code) – a technical legal act developed at the course of standardization containing technical requirements to the processes of its development, manufacture, operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization or rendering services based on the results of general practice;

                standard – a technical legal act developed at the course of standardization on the basis of the consent of majority of the interested subjects of technical regulation and standardization and containing technical requirements to production, processes of its development, manufacture, operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization or rendering services;

                international standard – a standard approved (adopted) by international organization on standardization;

                inter-governmental (regional) standard – a standard approved (adopted) by inter-governmental (regional) organization on standardization;

                state standard of the Republic of Belarus (further – state standard) – a standard approved by the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus;

                standard of organization – a standard approved by a legal person or individual entrepreneur;

                technical specifications – a technical legal acts developed at the course of standardization approved by a legal person or individual entrepreneur and containing technical requirements to the concrete type, mark, model, kind of production being sold or service rendered, including the rules of acceptance and control methods;

                state registration of technical legal acts in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization – awarding by an authorized state body of registration numbers to technical legal acts in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization with a view of their record and identification;

                system of technical regulation and standardization – a set of technical legal acts in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization as well as rules and procedures of functioning of the system as a whole.

 

                Article 2.  Legislation of the Republic of Belarus on Technical Regulation and Standardization

 

                Legislation of the Republic of Belarus on technical regulation and standardization is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus and consists of the present Law and other acts of legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

 

                Article 3.  Subjects of Technical Regulation and Standardization

 

                Subjects of technical regulation and standardization are:

                the Republic of Belarus in person of authorized state bodies;

                legal and natural persons including individual entrepreneurs of the Republic of Belarus;

                foreign legal persons and foreign citizens;

                stateless persons;

                other subjects of legal relations that have acquired rights and duties in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization in established order.

 

                Article 4.  Purpose and Basic Principles of Technical Regulation and Standardization

 

                Purpose of technical regulation and standardization is to:

                protect life, health and heredity of a human being, property and environment;

                increase the competitiveness of production (services);

                technical and information compatibility as well as interchangeability of production;

                uniformity of measurements;

                national security;

                elimination of technical barriers in trade;

                rational usage of resources.

                Technical regulation and standardization are based on the following principles:

                availability of technical regulations, technical codes and state standards, information on procedure of their drafting, approval and publication for users and other persons interested;

                priority usage of international and inter-governmental (regional) standards;

                usage of modern achievements in science and technology;

                ensuring the right of legal and natural persons including foreign ones, and technical committees of standardization to participate in drawing up technical codes and state standards;

                voluntary application of state standards.

 

CHAPTER 2

State Regulation and Management in the Sphere of Technical Regulation and Standardization

 

            Article 5.  State Regulation in the Sphere of Technical Regulation and Standardization

 

                State regulation in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization includes:

                determination and realization of a single state policy in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization;

                forming and realization of programs for drafting of technical regulations and state standards connected with them;

                establishment of a single procedure of drafting and approving of technical regulations, technical codes, state standards and technical specifications;

                coordination of drafting of technical regulations and state standards;

                approval of technical regulations and state standards;

                establishment of the procedure of official publication of technical regulations and state standards as well as procedure of publication of information on valid technical regulations, technical codes, state standards and technical specifications;

                establishment of the procedure of official interpretation on application of technical regulations, technical codes and state standards.

 

                Article 6.  Bodies Carrying Out State Regulation and Management in the Sphere of Technical Regulation and Standardization

 

                State regulation and management in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization are carried out by the President of the Republic of Belarus, Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus and other state bodies in accordance with legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

 

                Article 7.   Powers of the President of the Republic of Belarus in the Sphere of Technical Regulation and Standardization

 

                The President of the Republic of Belarus carries out state regulation and management in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, Law of the Republic of Belarus dated of February 21, 1995 “On the President of the Republic of Belarus” and other acts of legislation.

                In exclusive cases if there are circumstances leading to direct threat to life, health and heredity of citizens, property and environment, the President of the Republic of Belarus may take the decision to develop and bring into effect of a technical regulations in special order without any notification about its development and without its official discussion.

 

                Article 8.   Powers of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus in the Sphere of Technical Regulation and Standardization

 

                The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization:

                provides realization of a single state policy;

                provides creation and functioning of the system of technical regulation and standardization;

                approves programs for development of technical regulations and state standards inter-connected with them;

                establishes the procedure of development, approval, state registration, check, review, changing, abolishment, application and official publication of technical regulations including of the technical regulations in relation to defense production, notification and publication of information about them, unless otherwise established by the President of the Republic of Belarus;

                approves technical regulations;

                establishes the procedure of state inspection over observance of the requirements of technical regulations and requirements to state inspectors who carry out the state inspection;

                gives official interpretation about application of technical regulations;

                ensures the creation of the National Fund of Technical Legal Acts in the Sphere of Technical Regulation and Standardization, establishes the order of conduct of this fund and the rules for its use;

                exercises other powers in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization in accordance with legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus.

 

                Article 9.  Powers of the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus in the Sphere of Technical Regulation and Standardization

 

                The State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization:

                carries out realization of a single state policy;

                carries out general coordination of development of technical regulations and state standards;

                establishes the procedure for development, approval, state registration, check, review, change, abolishment, notification about it, application and publication of technical codes, state standards and technical specifications, unless otherwise established by the President of the Republic of Belarus;

                approves, brings into effect and abolishes state standards, brings alterations into them;

                carries out state registration of technical regulations, technical codes, state standards and technical specification (except for technical specifications that do not need state registration);

                determines types of production (services) the technical specifications for which do not need state registration;

                carries out official publication of state standards;

                publishes information on valid technical regulations, technical codes, state standards and technical specifications;

                organizes and holds a systematic check of valid state standards  with a view to change or abolish them;

                carries out state inspection over observance of the requirements of technical regulations;

                applies within its competence sanctions provided by the present Law and other acts of legislation to legal persons and individual entrepreneurs who have violated the requirements of technical regulations;

                participates in the work on international and inter-governmental (regional) standardization;

                gives official interpretation about application of technical legal acts approved by it;

                approves the members of technical committees of standardization, list of objects of standardization assigned to it as well as regulations on these technical committees under the suggestions of the subjects of technical regulation and standardization. Therewith the members of technical committees on standardization in the sphere of architecture, urban-planning and construction, the list of objects of standardization assigned to it, regulations on these technical committees approves together with the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus ;

                creates and conducts the National Fund of Technical Legal Acts in the order determined by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus;

                carries out other powers  in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

 

                Article 10.  Powers of the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus in the Sphere of Technical Regulation and Standardization

 

                The Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization on matters of architecture, urban planning and construction:

                carries out realization of a single state policy;

                coordinates development of technical regulations and state standards;

                gives consent to drafts of technical normative legal acts in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization, used when carrying out the constructing activity;

                organizes and conducts a systematic control of valid state standards with a view of their renewal or abolishment;

carries out official publication of its approved technical normative legal acts;

                approves, brings into force, abolishes and changes state standards;

                applies within its competence sanctions provided by the present Law and other acts of legislation to legal persons and individual entrepreneurs having violated the requirements of technical regulations;

                participates in the work on international and inter-governmental (regional) standardization;

                gives official interpretation on application of technical legal acts approved by it;

                together with the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus approves members to technical committees on standardization, the list of objects of standardization assigned to it, regulations on these technical committees under the suggestions of the subjects of technical regulation and standardization.

 

                Article 11.  Technical Committees on Standardization

 

                In order to develop state standards, technical codes and with a view to create conditions for participation at the process of standardization of all interested subjects of technical regulation and standardization technical committees on standardization may be created under their suggestions as working bodies.

                Technical committees on standardization are formed on the basis of representation and voluntary participation of interested subjects of technical regulation and standardization.

 

                Article 12.  Planning Works on Technical Regulation and Standardization

 

                The State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus together with the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus considering the state priorities, suggestions of interested subjects of technical regulation and standardization annually forms a draft of the program for development of technical regulations and state standards inter-connected with them and submits it for approval to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus in the terms established by it.

                The program is published in official issues of the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus.

 

                Article 13.  State Inspection over Observance of Technical Regulations

 

                State inspection over observance of the technical regulations is carried out by the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus and other national state bodies authorized to conduct the state inspection in the Republic of Belarus (further – bodies of state inspection).

                State inspection over observance of technical regulations is directly carried out by authorized officials of bodies of state inspection (further – state inspectors).

                State inspectors have the right:

                to freely access service and industrial premises of legal persons and individual entrepreneurs subject to the check;

                to receive from legal persons and individual entrepreneurs documents and information necessary for carrying out the state inspection;

                to attract under agreement with legal persons or individual entrepreneurs of their technical means and specialists in order to carry out the state inspection;

                to conduct in established order selection of samples of production for determining its conformity with the requirements of technical regulations.  Cost of the wasted samples as well as expenses for holding tests are referred to production costs (circulation) of the inspected legal persons or individual entrepreneur in order determined by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus;

                to give to legal persons and individual entrepreneurs the obligatory inspection on elimination of violations of the requirements of technical regulations as well as reasons causing the violations;

                to give to legal persons and individual entrepreneurs instructions on prohibition to transfer the production, to fulfill the processes of its operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization or render services not complying with the requirements of technical regulations;

                 to apply other sanctions provided by acts of legislation in established order.

                A chairperson of the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus is at the same time a Chief State Inspector of the Republic of Belarus on inspection over observance of technical regulations.

                The Chief State Inspector of the Republic of Belarus on inspection over observance of technical regulations along with the rights provided by part three of the present article has the right:

                to prohibit the fulfillment of the processes of production, operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization of production or rendering services not complying with the requirements of technical regulations;

                to give to legal persons or individual entrepreneurs instructions to return to consumers and (or) withdraw from the turn-over the production not complying with the requirements of technical regulations;

                to prohibit to legal persons or individual entrepreneurs the transfer of production, fulfillment of processes of its operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization or rendering services in case of their evasion from the check held in established order and (or) in case the obstacles to state inspectors to hold the check are created.

                The Chief State Inspector of the Republic of Belarus and state inspectors have the right to exercise other powers provided by legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

                State inspectors at the course of fulfilling their officials duties are representatives of authority and are under the state protection.

                State inspectors bear responsibility established by legislation for nonfulfillment or improper fulfillment of their duties.

 

                Article 14.  Financing Works on Technical Regulation and Standardization

 

                Sources of financing the works on technical regulation and standardization are the assets of republican and local budgets, sources of interested legal and natural persons as well as other sources not prohibited by legislation.

                The following expenses are financed form republican budget:

                for development of technical regulations and state standards inter-connected with them;

                for preparation and publication of official information on approved technical regulations,  technical codes and state standards;

                for payment of contributions to international and inter-governmental (regional) organization on standardization;

                for creation and conduction of the National Fund of Technical Legal Acts;

                for conducting the state inspection over observance of technical regulations;

                other works on technical regulation and standardization determined by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.

 

CHAPTER 3

Technical Legal Acts in the Sphere of Technical Regulation and Standardization, Requirements to Them and Their Application

 

            Article 15.  Types of Technical Legal Acts

 

            The following refers to technical legal acts in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization:

                technical regulations;

                technical codes;

                standards including the state standards and standards of organizations;

                technical specifications.

 

                Article 16.  Requirements to Technical Regulations

 

                Technical regulations are developed with a view to protect life, health and heredity of a human being, property and protection of environment, as well as prevention of actions leading to confusion of consumers of production and services regarding their purpose, quality or safety.  Technical regulations cannot be developed for other purposes.

                Development of technical regulations is carried out by national state bodies in accordance with their powers. Drafts of technical regulations which establish requirements for safety and harmlessness of production, works and services for life and health of the population shall be agreed with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus in the order established by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

                Technical regulations shall contain obligatory technical requirements connected with safety of production, processes of its development, manufacture, operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization or rendering services, as well as an exhaustive list of objects of technical regulation in relation to which the requirements of the technical regulations are established.

                The following can be contained in the technical regulations:

                rules and forms of conformity confirmation (including the schemes of conformity confirmation) with the requirements of the technical regulations in relation to every object of technical regulation including the rules and methods of control, tests and measurements necessary for conformity confirmation;

                requirements to the procedure for state inspection over observance of technical regulations.

                Requirements contained in technical regulations may be changed only by bringing in alterations and (or) amendments to the relevant technical regulations.

                Relevant international and inter-governmental (regional) standards, rules, requirements and other documents may be used and become the basis for the development of technical regulations, except for the cases, when such documents are useless or ineffective to provide:

                national security;

                protection of life, health and heredity of a human being;

                protection of environment, rational usage of natural resources and energy-saving;

                prevention of actions leading to confusion of consumers of production and services regarding their purpose, quality or safety.

                A notification about development of a draft of technical regulations shall be published in official issue of the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus.  The notification shall contain information about the objects of technical regulation in relation to which technical requirements will be established, grounds for the necessity of development of the technical regulations and name of the national state body that develops the draft.

                In order interested subjects of technical regulation and standardization could consider the drafts of technical regulations and give opinion about them, the drafts shall be published in the official issue of the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus except for the drafts of technical regulations containing information being the state secret.  The term for consideration of the drafts of technical regulations is not less than 60 and not more than 90 days from the day of their publication.

                A notification about completing the consideration of the draft shall be published in official issue of the State Committee on Standardization of the              Republic of Belarus.  From the day of publication of the notification a final edition of the draft of the technical regulations and list of remarks received in written form from interested subjects of technical regulation and standardization shall be available, except for the drafts of technical regulations containing information being the state secret.

                Procedure of establishment and taking off limits on dissemination of information contained in technical regulations and being the state secret is determined in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Belarus dated of 29 November 1994 “On State Secrets”.

 

            Article 17.  Application of Technical Regulations

 

                Technical regulation is applied equally and the same regardless of country and (or) place of origin of production.

                Requirements of approved technical regulations are obligatory for all subjects of technical regulation and standardization.

                Terms for bringing technical regulations into effect are established with the consideration of time necessary for taking measures to provide the observance of the requirements of technical regulations but not earlier than 6 months from the day of official publication of information on their approval except for cases provided by part two article 7 of the present Law.

                Technical regulation cannot be brought into effect, if there are no methods of control, measurements and tests of technical requirements established in the technical regulations.

                At manufacturing production for export, if the contractual terms determine other requirements than those provided by technical regulations, contractual terms are applied except for the terms contradicting to technical regulations in the part of requirements to processes of manufacture, storage and transportation of production carried out on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

 

            Article 18.  Requirements to Technical Codes

 

            Technical codes are developed with a view to realize the requirements of technical regulations, increase the quality of processes of development (projecting), manufacture, operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization of production or rendering services.

                Development and approval of technical code are carried out by national state bodies.

                Requirements of technical codes to the processes of development (projecting), manufacture, operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization of production or rendering services are based on the results of general practice.

                Technical codes are brought into effect after their state registration.  The term for bringing into effect of technical codes is not earlier than 60 days from the day of official publication of information about their state registration.

                The right to official publish technical codes belongs to national state bodies that have approved them.

                Technical requirements contained in technical codes shall not contradict to requirements of technical regulations.

               

                Article 19.  Requirements to Standards

 

                State standards are developed as a rule by technical committees, and if there are no such committees – by any interested persons.

                State standards are based on modern achievements of science, technology, international and inter-governmental (regional) standards, rules, norms and recommendations on standardization, advanced standards of other states, except for the cases, when such documents are useless or ineffective to provide:

                national security;

                protection of life, health and heredity of a human being;

                protection of environment, rational usage of national resources and energy-saving;

                prevention of actions leading to confusion of consumers of production and services regarding their purpose, quality or safety.

                State standards depending on object of standardization contain:

                requirements to production, processes of their development, manufacture, operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization or rendering services;

                requirements to the rules of acceptance and methods of control of production;

                requirements to technical and informational compatibility;

                rules of registration of technical documentation;

                general rules for providing quality of production (services), preservation and rational usage of resources;

                requirements to energy efficiency and reduction of energy and material consumption of production, processes of its manufacture, operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization or rendering services;

                terms and definitions, symbols, metrology and other general technical and organizational and methodical rules.

                In order interested subjects of technical regulation and standardization could consider the drafts of state standards, the drafts shall be published.  Publication of the drafts of state standards is carried out in official issues of the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus.

                The term for consideration of the drafts of state standards is not less than 60 days and not more than 90 days from the day of their publication.

                Approved state standard is brought into effect after its state registration.  The term of bringing into effect of the state standard is not earlier than 60 days from the day of official publication of information of its state registration.

                The right to official publish the state standards belongs to the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus.

                State standards shall not contradict to the requirements of technical regulations.

                Standards of organizations are developed and approved by legal persons or individual entrepreneurs independently and they use them at their own discretion.

                Procedure of development, approval, bringing into effect, record, change, abolishment and publication of standards of organizations as well as publication of information about them is established by legal person or individual entrepreneur who has approved them.

                Technical requirements of standards of organization cover only the legal person or individual entrepreneur who has approved them.

                Standards of organizations shall not contradict to requirements of technical regulations.

                Standards of organizations are not developed for the production sold by other legal or natural person or services they render.

 

                Article 20.  Application of State Standards

 

                State standards are applied voluntarily.

                State standards may be applied at the stages of development, manufacture, operation (usage), storage, transportation, sale and utilization of production as well at rendering services.

                State standards may be used as the basis for development of technical regulations and technical codes.  State standards are fully or partially (or in the form of reference) may be given in the text of technical regulations and technical codes.

                If there is a reference to state standard in the technical regulations, the requirements of the state standard are obligatory.

                If a manufacturer or supplier of production (service) voluntarily applies a state standard and declared that their production (service) conforms with it (by using a mark of state standard in production marks, transportation or other package, operation or other documentation) as well as if the production (service) of the manufacturer or supplier is certified for the conformity with the requirements of the state standard, observance of the requirements of the state standard for them is obligatory.

 

                Article 21.  Application of International and Inter-Governmental (Regional) Standards

 

                International and inter-governmental (regional) standards are applied in the Republic of Belarus, if their requirements do not contradict to legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

                International and inter-governmental (regional) standards are brought into effect as state standards in order provided by the state standards.

 

                Article 22.  Requirements to Technical Specifications

 

                Technical specifications are developed and approved by legal persons or individual entrepreneurs for production (service) made for sale.

                Technical specifications are brought into effect in the terms established by the legal persons or individual entrepreneurs who have approved them.

                Technical specifications shall not contradict to the requirements of technical regulations.

 

                Article 23.  Peculiarities of Technical Regulation and Standardization in Relation to Defense Production

 

                In case there is no technical regulations in relation to defense production supplied for state needs, the requirements of state standards the procedure of development, approval, change, abolishment, application and official publication of which as well as the procedure of publication of information about which are established by the State Military-Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus and by the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus are obligatory, unless otherwise established by the President of the Republic of Belarus.

 

            Article 231.  Peculiarities of Technical Regulation and Standardization in Relation to Defense Production

               

                Drafts of technical normative legal acts in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization (with the exception of drafts of technical normative legal acts, including technical regulations regulating the circulation of medicinal remedies, standards of organizations) in the part of requirements for safety and harmlessness for life and health of the population are agreed by the developers with bodies and institutions, which carry out state sanitary control in the order established by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus in the sphere of sanitary and epidemiological well-being of the population.

 

                Article 24.  [Excluded]

 

                Article 25.  Information on Technical Legal Acts in the Sphere of Technical Regulation and Standardization

 

                Information on bringing into effect of technical legal acts in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization shall be available for users including foreign ones, except for the cases, when such acts contain information being the state secret.

                Information about technical legal acts in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization is published on the sites of the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus, state bodies which approve such acts in the global computer network Internet and also, upon a decision of these state bodies, in their printed editions in the order established by the President of the Republic of Belarus.

                Information on approved, registered technical regulations, technical codes and state standards and technical specifications and on terms of their bringing into effect is published in official issued of the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus except for the cases, when such acts contain information being the state secret.

                Information on approved technical regulations and state standards not complying with the international standards shall be available for every person interested in it.  Procedure for using such information is established by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.

 

                Article 26.  National Fund of Technical Legal Acts

 

                National Fund of Technical Legal Acts is made up of officially issued technical regulations, technical codes, international, inter-governmental (regional) and state standards, information on technical legal acts that have passed the state registration as well as other documents provided by the acts of legislation.

                National Fund of Technical Legal Acts is a state information resource.

 

CHAPTER 4

International Cooperation

 

            Article 27.  International Cooperation in the Sphere of Technical Regulation and Standardization

 

                Interests of the Republic of Belarus in international and inter-governmental (regional) organizations carrying out the activity on technical regulation and standardization are represented by authorized state bodies of the Republic of Belarus in accordance with their competence.

 

                Article 28.  Treaties of the Republic of Belarus

 

                If treaties of the Republic of Belarus establish other rules, than those contained in the present Law, the rules of treaties are applied.

 

CHAPTER 5

Final Provisions

 

            Article 29.  Entrance into Force of the Present Law

 

                The present Law enters into force six months after its official publication except for article 30 that enters into force on the day of official publication of the present Law.

                Before bringing legislation of the Republic of Belarus in accordance with the present Law, it its applied in the part not contradicting to the present Law, if otherwise is not provided by the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus.

                Technical legal acts in the sphere of technical regulation and standardization valid on the day of entrance into force of the present Law lose their force after approving technical legal acts provided by the present Law that change the valid ones or recognize them invalid.

 

                Article 30.  Bringing Acts of Legislation in Accordance with the Present Law

 

                The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus within 6 months from the day of official publication of the present Law shall:

                prepare and introduce in established order to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus proposals on bringing legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus in accordance with the present Law;

                bring the resolutions of the Government of the Republic of Belarus in accordance with the present Law;

                provide a review and abolishment by national state bodies subordinated to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of their legal acts contradicting to the present Law;

                take other measures necessary for realization of the provisions of the present Law.

 

                Article 31.  Recognizing a Legislative Act to Have No Force

 

                In connection with adoption of the present Law, the Law of the Republic of Belarus dated of 5 September 1995 “On Standardization” shall have no force.

 

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