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)
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