PMO Business Consulting conducted workshop on EU standards
PMO Business Consulting, in cooperation with USAID project “Governing for Growth in Georgia (G4G)”, under the framework of project “DCFTA Policy Papers on EU New Approach Directives”, conducted workshop on new technical regulation that will be introduced after approximation of the two EU New Approach Directives: Low Voltage Directive (LV) and Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) that define essential requirements for technical regulation of electric and electronic products.
The removal of Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) is the part of the EU-Georgia DCFTA agreement. Georgia is committed to gradually approximate its technical regulation, standards, and conformity assessment procedures for industrial products and arrange related infrastructure in accordance with essential requirements of EU directives.
The aim of the workshop was to increase awareness of market participants about the essential requirements of LV and EMC directives that will become mandatory after approximation of those directives.
The workshop was headed by international expert in technical standards Mr. Adam Pinney. During the workshop, project manager Levan Gogoladze gave emphasis to importance of these directives and its possible effects to Market. Project consultant Mariam Chachua presented initial findings of regulatory impact assessment of LV and EMC directives to the participants.
Manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronic products, representatives of Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development (MoESD), Technical and Construction Supervision Agency (TCSA), Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC), Georgian Accreditation Center (GAC) participated in the workshop.