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

20 - 22 November 2019

Room XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights

The highlights of the session were:

  • a discussion on the direction of future UNECE work on “Standards for Sustainable Development”;
  • presentation and suggestion for adoption of a draft Recommendation on “Addressing product non-compliance risk in international trade” and of a “Proposed common regulatory framework on Cybersecurity” and
  • two high level panels on “Education on standards-related issues” and on “Challenges for market surveillance authorities”.

High-level segment on Gender Responsive Standards

Prior to the meeting of the Working Party, a high-level segment on “Gender Responsive Standards” was held on 20 November from 11:00 am to 1 pm in Room S4. 

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Item 1: Adoption of the agenda      
Annotated provisional agenda
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2019/1
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Item 2: Election of Officers
Item 3: Matters arising
Report of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies on its twenty-eighth session
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2018/2 
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Item 4: Facilitated discussion on future direction of work on “Standards and sustainable development”
Report on the Standards for the SDGs project
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2019/3
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Draft report on the evaluation of UNECE’s support to the advancement of Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2019/4
Standards for the SDGs
ECE/TRADE/444
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Item 5: Capacity building
Training Guide on Regulatory Frameworks and Market Surveillance
ECE/TRADE/441
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Item 6: Adoption of the programme of work for 2019–2020
Programme of work of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2019/5
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Trade subprogramme’s draft programme of work for 2020
ECE/CTCS/2019/10
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Item 7: Gender-responsive standards initiative  
Progress report on the Gender Responsive Standards Initiative
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2019/6
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Gender-responsive standards
ECE/TRADE/445
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Item 8: Risk Management in Regulatory Systems
Risk Management in Regulatory Frameworks
ECE/TRADE/390
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Report on the activities of the Group of Experts on Managing Risks in Regulatory Systems
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2019/7
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Recommendation V on “Addressing product noncompliance risk in international trade”
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2019/8
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Item 9: Review of recent developments in standardization 
Bringing standardization in University Curricula: Making the case
ECE/TRADE/440
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Item 10: International regulatory cooperation
Report on the sectoral initiative on cyber security
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2019/9
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Report on the activities of the sectoral initiative on Earth-Moving Machinery
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2019/10
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Report on the activities of the sectoral initiative on Equipment for Explosive Environments
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2019/11
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Report on the activities of the sectoral initiative on the Safety of Pipelines
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2019/12
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Item 11: Review of recent developments in conformity assessment and accreditation
Item 12: Metrology
Item 13: Market surveillance
Report on the Advisory Group on Market Surveillance, its activities and its meetings
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2019/13
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Glossary of Market Surveillance Terms
ECE/TRADE/389
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Item 14: Other business
Item 15: Adoption of the report
Report on the Session
ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2019/2

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

OPENING

Dr. Marion Stoldt, Chairperson, Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6)

Ms. Maria Ceccarelli, Director, Officer-in-Charge, Economic Cooperation & Trade Division, UNECE

Report of the Past Session and Intersessional Developments

Ms. Lorenza Jachia, Secretary, Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6)

Reports of other UNECE bodies of interest to the Working Party

Ms. Maria Ceccarelli, Officer-in-Charge, Economic Cooperation & Trade Division, UNECE

Ms. Gulnara Roll, Head, Housing and Land Management Unit, UNECE

Mr. Gianluca Sambucini, Economic Affairs Officer, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE

Ms. Hana Daoudi, Economic Affairs Officer, Market Access Section, UNECE

FACILITATED DISCUSSION: FUTURE DIRECTION OF WORK ON 'STANDARDS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT'

Mr. Valentin Tataritsky, Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus

Dr. Bilel Jamoussi, Chief, Study Groups Department, ITU Standardization Bureau (TSB), ITU

Mr. Henry Cuschieri, Head, Membership and External Relations, ISO

Mr. Guojian Song, Director, State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), China

Ms. Gabriela Ehrlich, Global Head, Public Affairs & Advocacy, IEC

CAPACITY BUILDING BY UNECE & PARTNERS

Ms. Marion Stoldt, Chairperson, Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6) and Head, International Cooperation Department, PTB, Germany

Ms. Lorenza Jachia, Secretary, Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6)

Thursday, 21 November 2019

GENDER RESPONSIVE STANDARDS

Report on the activities of the Initiative & presentation of the Gender Responsive Standards

KEYNOTE: INTERSECTION BETWEEN TRADE, GENDER & STANDARDS

Ms. Jodi Scholtz, Group Chief Operating Officer at the Department of Trade and Industry, South African Bureau of Standards

REPORT OF THE INITIATIVE & VIDEO

DISCUSSION ON GENDER ACTION PLANS & IMPACT

Ms. Deborah Wautier, Project Manager, Policy & Stakeholders Engagement, CEN-CENELEC

Ms. Rachna Sehgal, Chair, Task Force on Gender Responsive Standards Declaration, Bureau of Indian Standards (remote presentation)

Ms. Gabrielle White, Senior Policy Analyst, Standards Council of Canada

Ms. Noelia Garcia Nebra, Programme Manager, ISO Central Secretariat

Mr. Nathan Osburn, Director, Communications, ASTM International

PRESENTATIONS OF GENDER-RESPONSIVE STANDARDS

Mr. Thierry Geoffroy, Public Affairs Manager of AFNOR Certification, AFNOR

Mr. Nick Schlaepfer, Senior Advisor, SheTrades Initiative, ITC

RISK MANAGEMENT IN REGULATORY SYSTEMS

Report of activities under the Group of Experts on Managing Risks in Regulatory Systems

Mr. Valentin Nikonov, Co-Coordinator, Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems (GRM)

Discussion on draft Recommendation V on “Addressing production-compliance risk in international trade”;

Mr. Valentin Nikonov, Co-Coordinator, Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems (GRM)

Report on the Implementation of Recommendation S

Mr. Peter Morfee, Principal Technical Advisor, Worksafe, New Zealand (remote presentation)

Panel Discussion on integrating risk management in trade facilitation

Dr. Mohammad Saeed, Senior Trade Facilitation Adviser, ITC

Mr. Khan Salehin, Economic Affairs Officer, Economic Cooperation & Trade Division, UNECE

Mr. Valentin Nikonov, Co-coordinator, Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems (GRM)

REVIEW OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN STANDARDIZATION

Updates from intergovernmental organizations, and international and regional standardization bodies;

Ms. Silvia Vaccaro, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Unit B3 Standards for Growth (DG GROWTH), European Commission

Prof. Suli Zheng, Professor, Deputy Dean, Jiliang University, China

Mr. Guggi Laryea, Stakeholder Engagement Senior Manager, amfori

Mr. Matthew Kilgarriff, Honorary Secretary / Executive Officer, Responsible Jewellery Council

HIGH LEVEL PANEL ON 'EDUCATION ON STANDARDS RELATED ISSUES'

Panel A : Teaching a New Generation of Standards Setters: Innovative Approaches

Panel members:

Prof. Knut Blind, Professor of Innovation Economics, Berlin University of Technology, Germany

Mr. Hein Bollens, Deputy Head of Unit, Standards for Growth (DG GROW), European Commission

Prof. Galina Pankina, Moscow Aviation Institute, Russian Federation

Discussants:

Ms. Belinda Cleeland, Head, Research and Innovation, ISO

Ms. Sandra Feliciano, Research Associate, Portugese Standardization Body (IPQ), Knowledge Innovation Centre; ISO 21001 Project Leader

Dr. Vladimir Schevchenko, Rector, Belarusian State Institute for Qualification Improvement and Retraining of Staff for Standardization, Metrology and Quality Management, Belarus [Speaking notes]

Panel B: Education on Standards for Sustainable Development

Panel members:

Prof. Henk de Vries, Rotterdam School of Management, President, EURAS

Prof. Marta Orviska, Matej Bel University, Slovakia

Prof. Gennadii Serov, Russian Ecological University, Russian Federation

Dr. Tineke M. Egyedi, Senior researcher, DIRoS, Netherlands

Discussants:

Mr. Andrey Lotsmanov, Deputy Chairman, Union of Entrepreneurs and Industrialists, Russian Federation

Mr. Justin Wilkes, Executive Director, ECOS

Friday, 22 November 2019

EVALUATION OF WP. 6

INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY COOPERATION

A. Sectoral Projects

Earth-Moving Machinery (SIEMM)

Mr. Dan Roley, Ex-Chairman, ISO Technical Committee on Earth-moving machinery (TC127)

Equipment for Explosive Environment (SIEEE)

Dr. Frank Lienesch, Initiative Convener

Mr. Heinz Berger, CEO, CERTICONSULT GmbH

Pipeline Security (SIPS)

Ms. Nadezhda Volkova, General Director, SRC - Inspection and Diagnostic, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Cyber-security (SIC)

Mr. David Hanlon, Secretary of Conformity Assessment Board, IEC

Mr. François E. Guichard, Secretary, Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected vehicles (GRVA), UNECE

Ms. Heidi Lund, Senior Adviser, National Board of Trade, Sweden

REVIEW OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION

Dr. Ing. Marco Cerri, Lead Assessor, Accredia (TBC)

MARKET SURVEILLANCE

A. Update and Report from Moscow Meeting of the Advisory Group on Market Surveillance;

Mr. Timur Nurashev, Director of Department for Technical Regulation and Accreditation, Eurasian Economic Commission

Ms. Vera Despotović, MARS Group Chairperson, Senior Adviser of regional coordination, Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Republic of Serbia (delivered by the Secretariat)

B. Common Definitions and Terminology in Market Surveillance

C. High-Level Panel Discussion on Challenges in Market Surveillance Authorities

Mr. José Carlos Engra Moreno, International Relations Officer, European Commission

Ms. Anna Koroleva, Programme Manager, Committee for Conformity Assessment, ISO

Mr. Miroslav Chloupek, WP.6 Vice-Chair, Deputy President, Czech Centre for Standards, Metrology and Testing

Mr. Timur Nurashev, Director of Department for Technical Regulation and Accreditation, Eurasian Economic Commission