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Twenty-sixth Session of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6)

30 November - 2 December 2016

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

The 26th Annual Session of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6) took place from 30 November 2016 to 2 December 2016.

Three mini-workshops were held as part of the session on:

  • The implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: what role for standards and regulatory cooperation?
  • Managing risks, managing development
  • International regulatory cooperation: the experience of members

The session additionally discussed and adopted recommendation on “Applying predictive risk management tools for targeted market surveillance”.

Main outcomes of the meeting:

The Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies revised two and adopted one new Recommendation at its 2016 session.

The new recommendation provides guidance to member states in using risk management tools for the identificatiion of non-compliant products and businesses. The two revised ones facilitate international trade by avoiding the duplication of conformity assessment procedures which are not justified on grounds of safety and public health.

The Working Party launched a new initiative on "Mainstreaming a gender perspective in standards and technical regulations" to enhance the use of standards and technical regulations as tools for implementation of SDG Goal 5, and more specifically Goal 5.5: "Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life".

Additionally at the session a study on the International Regulatory Activities of the UNECE was published. It showcases examples of successful UNECE tools, reviews the formal and informal processes of developing them, highlights their impact, key factors of success and future challenges

Documents

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Item 1: Adoption of the agenda      
Annotated provisional agenda
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2016/1
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Item 2: Election of Officers
Item 3: Mini-workshop on “Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: what role for standards and regulatory cooperation?”
Contribution of the WP.6 to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2015/3
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The “Gender Dimension of Standards and Technical Regulations”
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2016/3
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Item 4: Matters arising and programme of work
(a) Report of the past session and intersessional developments
Report of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies on its twenty-fifth session ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2015/2 PDFPDFPDF
(b) Reports by other UNECE bodies of potential interest to the Working Party
(c) Adoption of the Working Party’s intersessional implementation plan
Draft programme of work of the trade subprogramme for 2016-2017
ECE/CTCS/2015/7
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Draft intersessional implementation plan for the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2016/13
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Item 5: Risk management in regulatory systems
Risk Management in Regulatory Frameworks
ECE/TRADE/390
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(a) Mini-workshop on risk management in support of regulatory action

(b) Report from Group of Experts on Managing Risks in Regulatory Systems (GRM Group)
Progress report on the activities of the Group of Experts on Managing Risks in Regulatory Systems (GRM)
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2016/4
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(c) Discussion on the draft Recommendation S on “Applying predictive risk management tools for targeted market surveillance”
Draft Recommendation on “Applying predictive risk management tools for targeted market surveillance"
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2016/7
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Item 6: International regulatory cooperation
(a) Mini-workshop on international regulatory cooperation: the experience of members 
Regulatory Cooperation: A Wikihow
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2015/7
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(b) Regional developments
(c) Sectoral projects
Progress report on the sectoral initiative on Telecom
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2016/8
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Progress report on the sectoral initiative on Earth-Moving Machinery (EMM)
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2016/9
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Progress report on the sectoral initiative on Equipment for Explosive Environments (SIEEE)
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2016/10
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Progress report on the sectoral initiative on the Safety of Pipelines (SIPS)
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2016/11
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Item 7: Standardization and regulatory practice
(a) Review of developments in standardization
(b) Education on standards-related issues
Item 8: Review of recent developments in conformity assessment and accreditation
(a) Recent developments in conformity assessment
(b) Discussion on revision of Recommendation F and Recommendation G
Proposed revised recommendation F on “Creation and Promotion of International Agreements on Conformity Assessment”
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2016/5
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Proposed revised recommendation G on “Acceptance of Conformity Assessment Results”
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2016/6
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Item 9: Market surveillance
(a) Report from the Advisory Group on Market Surveillance
Report of the Advisory Group on Market Surveillance, its activities and its meetings
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2016/12
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(b) The Market Surveillance Model Initiative
The General Market surveillance model concept
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.6/2009/11
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Draft guide to the use of the General Market Surveillance Model
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.6/2009/12
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(c) Common definitions and terminology in market surveillance
Glossary of Market Surveillance Terms
ECE/TRADE/389
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(d) Update on the development of the Global Market Surveillance database
Item 10: Metrology
Item 11: Capacity-building
Item 12: Other business
Item 13: Adoption of the report
Report of the Session
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2016/2
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Addresses and presentations given at 26th Plenary session, Palais des Nations, Geneva
30 November 2016
Opening addresses
  • Ms Marion Stoldt, Chairperson, WP.6
  • Mr. Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary, UNECE

Mini–workshop on Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: what role for standards and regulatory cooperation?

Opening panel: The contribution of standards and regulatory cooperation to sustainable development

 

 

 Panel discussion: Standards for Goal 5: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

  • Ms. Lorenza Jachia, Secretary, WP.6
  • Ms. Gabriela Ehrlich, Global Head, Marketing and Communications, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
  • Ms. Pamela Tarif Head, Membership, International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • Ms. Raquel Lagunas, Senior Policy Advisor, Gender Mainstreaming Team, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Ms. Simonetta Zarrilli, Chief, Trade, Gender and Development Programme, UNCTAD
  • Ms. Vanessa Erogbogbo, Head, Women and Trade Programme, International Trade Centre (ITC)
Video on #SheTrades: champions of 7 global actions for women's empowerment

Panel discussion: Standards for Goal 12: "Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns" - the case of the textile industry

  • Mr.Kehua Hu, Deputy Director, Office for Social Responsibility of China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC)
  • Mr. Fazlul Hoque, Plummy Fashion factory
1 December 2016
Welcome message  

Matters arising and the Working Party’s programme of work

Draft programme of work of the trade sub-programme fro 2016-2017 
  • Mr. Mika Vepsäläinen, Secretary, Steering Committee on Trade Capacity and Standards, UNECE
 
Reports by the other UNECE bodies of interest to the Working Party
  
Report of the past session and intersessional developments and on WP.6 intersessional implementation plan  
Mini–workshop on Risk management in regulatory systems
Opening panel  
Discussion on the draft Recommendation S on "Applying predictive risk management tools for targeted market surveillance"
Proposal for a thematic meeting of the GRM Group 
  •  Mr. Roland Cormier, Institute for Coastal Research, Germany and
  • Mr. Markus Krebsz, Chief Risk Officer, HSBC
 
Mini–workshop on International Regulatory Cooperation

Panel discussion on:

1)     Members’ experience in using standards to overcome technical barriers to trade

2)     The role of International Organizations in regulatory cooperation

3)     How can UNECE International Model (Recommendation L) contribute to regulatory cooperation?

 
  • Mr. Valery Koreshkov, Vice Chairperson of the WP.6 and Minister of Technical Regulation, Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC)
  • Mr. Warren Merkel, Chief, Standards Services, Standards Coordination Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA
  • Mrs. Katja Modric-Skrabalo, European Commission, DG GROW
  • Ms. Marianna Karttunen, Regulatory Policy Division, OECD & Ms. Lorenza Jachia, UNECE WP.6
  •  Ms. Nazira Sultanova, Senior Expert, Representative Office of the Ministry of Economy on WTO Issues, Kyrgyz Republic
  • Ms. Ekflodia Leskaj, Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship, Albania
  • Mr. Andrey Lotsmanov, Deputy Chairman, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneure (RSPP), Committee for technical regulation, standardization and conformity assessment
 
Sectoral projects
Telecom
Earth-Moving Machinery (EMM)
  • Mr. Dan Roley, Chairman, ISO Technical committee on Earth-moving machinery (TC127)
Equipment for Explosive Environment (SIEEE)
Safety of Pipelines
Metrology
Recent developments in metrology 
  • Mr. Ian Dunmill, Assistant Director, International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML)
 
  • Mr. Andy Henson, Director, International Liaison & Communication Department, Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM)
 
2 December 2016
Review of recent developments in standardization
The EU " Joint Inititive on Standardization" 
The Frankfurt Agreement
Contribution of standards to sustainable development

 

Education on standards-related issues
WP.6 START-Ed initiative on standards and standards-related issues 

 

Review of recent developments in conformity assessment and accreditation

Review of recent developments at national and international level
  • Mr. Valentin Tataritsky, Vice-chairman of the State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus (BELST)
  • Mr. David Hanlon, Conformity Assessment Board (CAB) Secretary, IEC Head of ICT standards coordination

 

Discussion on revision of Recommendations F and G

Recommendation F “Creation and Promotion of International Agreements on Conformity Assessment ” and Recommendation G “Acceptance of Conformity Assessment Results”

  • Mr. David Hanlon, Conformity Assessment Board (CAB) Secretary, IEC Head of ICT standards coordination
Update from the Advisory Group on Market Surveillance (MARS Group)

Report of the Advisory Group on Market Surveillance, its activities and its meetings

 
Capacity-building
Results of the needs assessment studies undertaken by the Secretariat on regulatory and procedural barriers to trade
  • Ms. Hana Daoudi, Market Access Section, Economic Cooperation and Integration Division, UNECE

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