Development and Implementation of Trade Policies and Regulations (DITP)

Description

The overall objective of the project is to support the further integration of Kazakhstan into the world economy, and to increase the capacity of Kazakhstan in the process of wider economic, regulatory, legal and administrative reform necessary for further trade liberalization in order to promote economic development. The project consists of the following five components: Component 1: Trade remedies. Goal : To upgrade the professional expertise of the staff of the Committee for Standardization, Kazakhstani Institute for Standardization, Department of WTO in the field of trade remedies and to improve the current legislation framework based on EU legislation; Component 2: To develop of a functional Metrology, Standardization, Testing, Quality (MSTQ) infrastructure in the Republic of Kazakhstan in line with international and European practice. This includes activities related to Conformity assessment and Standardization like the putting in place of a National Quality Policy and a National Quality Plan and to prepare an inventory of the testing infrastructure and to ensure that good laboratory practices are in place in the state owned laboratories. The project also provides assistance to the National Center on Accreditation (NCA) to enable them to operate according to ISO 17011. Assistance is also provided with regards to the Market surveillance system in Kazakhstan so that it is operating according to EU principles; Component 3: Food Safety/SPS and GMOs. Goal: To bring the present legal framework on technical regulation and standardization in compliance with the WTO SPS Agreement and corresponding EU legislation and to upgrade the professional expertise of the staff of the Committee for Standardization, Kazakhstani Institute for Standardization, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, and to build capacity of the Information Centre (enquiry point) under the Committee for Standardization. ; Component 4: Agriculture and Investments; Component 5: Competition and Natural Monopolies

Country

Kazakhstan

Beginning - END

01/07/2010-01/12/2012

Field of Expertise

Trade Policy

Amount

1 787 000,00€

Partners

DMI (leader)
IBF
ICAR

Client

EC

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