Consulting and Technical Advisory 11/11/2022
We celebrate the closure of the contract “EU for Serbia - Support for Safer Products:
OCA Global has closed on November 2nd the implementation of the EU-funded Technical Assistance contract “EU for Serbia - Support for Safer Products", which started in December 2019.
Through this project, OCA Global has supported Serbian line Ministries and National Quality Infrastructure bodies in the adoption, implementation, and enforcement of EU harmonized policies in the area of Free Movement of Goods. The contract has contributed to Serbia’s EU accession process, as well as to the improvement of the competitiveness of Serbian enterprises by raising product safety and consumer standards Specifically, OCA Global has:
- Worked with the Ministries of Economy, Interior, and Construction in the improvement of the legal harmonization in the areas of: personal protective equipment, construction products, motor vehicles, pyrotechnic articles and explosives for civil use, as well as in the field of horizontal legal framework and implementation of strategic documents in the QI field.
- Provided capacity building to the Serbian Quality Infrastructure Institutions: Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS), Institute for Standardization of Serbia (ISS), Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals (DMDM) and Conformity Assessment Bodies to implement the relevant EU-aligned legislation.
- Enhanced the technical and management capacities of relevant institutions in charge of Market Surveillance to enforce EU-harmonized legislation.
- Raised the awareness of Serbian consumers and economic operators on the EU products safety concept for PPE, Children playgrounds and pyrotechnic articles, as well as increased the visibility of DMDM and ISS’ work.
On October 25 th , 2022, the closing event of the Project was held at the Palace of Serbia. The event was attended by all the project’s stakeholders and counted with the participation as speakers of Miodrag Dugandzija, Acting Assistant of Minister of Economy, Andrea Hochhuber, Head of EU Delegation to Serbia’s European Integration and Economic Section, Mr. Nikola Mirkovic National Project Director of the Ministry of Economy, and OCA Global consultants.