Pri­or­i­tiz­ing Qual­ity and Safety

Be­larus’ prac­tices to en­sure prod­uct trace­abil­ity in the sup­ply chain have been ap­proved by the United Na­tions Eco­nomic Com­mis­sion for Europe (UNECE)

Economy of Belarus - - STANDARDIZATION - Ta­mara SHLEIKO, Econ­omy of Be­larus Mag­a­zine

Com­pli­ant with In­ter­na­tional Ap­proaches

Prod­uct trace­abil­ity ap­proaches and prac­tices ap­plied in Be­larus have been re­cently ap­proved at the in­ter­na­tional sem­i­nar in Geneva. The fo­rum was held as part of the 21st ses­sion of the UNECE Work­ing Party on Reg­u­la­tory Co­op­er­a­tion and Stan­dard­iza­tion Poli­cies (WP.6).

Par­tak­ing in the events were over 80 or­ga­ni­za­tions for stan­dard­iza­tion, metrol­ogy, qual­ity con­trol and re­search, con­form­ity as­sess­ment and ac­cred­i­ta­tion, trade and econ­omy min­istries, trade in­spec­torate

Mul­ti­ple links on the way of goods to con­sumers make it nec­es­sary to trace their his­tory, ap­pli­ca­tion or lo­ca­tion. It is the prod­uct trace­abil­ity sys­tem that is used for this pur­pose. The sys­tem makes pro­cure­ment and pro­duc­tion more trans­par­ent, helps promptly re­move haz­ardous prod­ucts from the mar­ket and makes con­sumers more con­fi­dent about the safety of prod­ucts.

de­part­ments of the UNECE mem­ber states, the Euro­pean Union, the CIS, Brazil, China, the United States, Turkey, the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, in­ter­na­tional and Euro­pean stan­dard­iza­tion agen­cies.

Be­larus’ del­e­ga­tion led by Valery Kore­shkov, Chair­man of the State Com­mit­tee for Stan­dard­iza­tion, com­prised Valery Gure­vich, di­rec­tor of the Be­laru­sian State In­sti­tute for Stan­dard­iza­tion and Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, and Gen­nady Vol­nisty, tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor of the NASB Cen­ter for Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Sys­tems and Elec­tronic Busi­ness Op­er­a­tions.

Prod­uct trace­abil­ity is an in­te­gral part of the qual­ity man­age- ment sys­tem spec­i­fied by ISO 9001. Thus, this prob­lem is of great im­por­tance for in­ter­na­tional stan­dard­iza­tion. First of all, this ap­plies to se­cu­rity man­age­ment sys­tems of the sup­ply chain (ISO 28000), in­dus­try-spe­cial­ized man­age­ment sys­tems used in the pro­duc­tion of food, med­i­cal goods, in­for­ma­tion tech­nolo­gies, be­cause trace­abil­ity en­sures con­nec­tion be­tween the flow of raw ma­te­ri­als, parts and fin­ished prod­ucts and rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion flows.

Chair­man of the State Com­mit­tee for Stan­dard­iza­tion Valery Kore­shkov noted that within two years the coun­try will adopt a

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