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Almost 700 state standards adopted in Belarus in 2022

MINSK ( BelTA) – Nearly 700 state standards were adopted in Belarus in 2022, Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization Valentin Tataritsky said at a meeting of the committee's final collegium, BelTA has learned.

“A total of 699 state standards were adopted in Belarus in 2022, of which 170 were state standards STB and 529 were interstate standards GOST. 187 obsolete standards were scrapped. The level of harmonization of Belarus' standards with international standards is 65% on average,” said Valentin Tataritsky.

According to him, the economy of Belarus is facing a number of challenges associated with the sanctions. “The domestic manufacturing industry is promptly rebuilding cooperation and logistics chains, looking for alternative suppliers of raw materials and components. Standards are an important part of this work. The State Committee for Standardization has adjusted Belarus' standardization development strategy. We have already begun to implement it,” the head of the committee emphasized.

The committee seeks to involve private and public sector organizations in the work to develop standards. “We have held meetings with six business unions and associations and have seen their interest and readiness to contribute to the effort. Cooperation plans have been outlined,” said the head of the State Committee for Standardization.