Consulting and Technical Advisory 05/09/2022
We support GIZ to enhance capacities of quality infrastructure institutions through regional cooperation within CEFTA
OCA Global CTA has been awarded with a GIZ-funded project to enhance capacities of quality infrastructure institutions through regional cooperation for the preparation of Mutual Recognition Protocols for electrical products and machinery sector within CEFTA.
The project, which has started in August 2022, aims at enhancing the capacities of Quality Infrastructure (QI) institutions to establish a reliable and fully aligned system of QI (Standardization, Conformity assessment, Accreditation (Accreditation of conformity assessment bodies, Notified bodies, Market surveillance for products and Legal metrology) and that they can perform their services in the selected sectors (electrical products and machinery).
OCA Global CTA will specifically support GIZ’s technical team by conducting legal, institutional and private sector assessment for enhanced QI and harmonization of standards for electrical products and machinery in the CEFTA parties, and will provide recommendations for alignment with EU acquis; developing the methodology and action plan to strengthen the capacities of QI institutions of CEFTA parties, to ensure compliance to the relevant EU requirements and standards; developing technical annex for electrical and machinery products to the Mutual recognition Protocol (MRP), and developing guidelines for recognition of the conformity assessment procedures, designation of conformity assessment bodies and confirmation compliance of the manufacturing facilities for the purpose of fulfillment of the MRP for electrical products and machinery.