The State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus

Gosstandart

The State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus (Gosstandart) is the republican state authority for implementation of the common governmental policy in technical regulation, standardization, metrology, conformity assessment, energy efficiency, for carrying out surveillance in construction and inspection of projects and estimates compliance with regulations and standards, as well as supervision of fuel, electric and heat energy rational use.

At present more than 50 organizations situated in different regions of the country constitute the structure of Gosstandart.


The central office and organizations of Gosstandart implement a wide range of tasks, including the following:

  • raising the safety, quality and competitiveness of products (services), rational use of fuel and energy resources, elimination of technical barriers to trade, protection the state and consumer interests;
  • ensuring effective functioning and development of the systems for technical regulation and standardization; assurance of uniformity of measurements; accreditation; conformity attestation;
  • pursuance of the overall coordination of technical regulations and governmental standards preparation, creation and approval of plans (programs) for their development taking into account the proposals of the republican public authorities, organizations;
  • ensuring the creation, development and maintenance at the required level of technical base of standards of units, organization of state tests, metrological attestation, verification and calibration of measuring instruments;
  • coordination and organization of works on certification of products, works, services, personnel, quality management systems, environmental management systems, occupational safety and health, energy consumption, food safety, etc.;
  • formation of the state policy on the efficient use of fuel and energy resources, organization of development and implementation of national concepts and programs for energy saving;
  • pursuance of the state supervision over observance of technical regulations and standards, over measuring instruments, rational use of fuel, electrical and heat energy;
  • surveillance in construction and inspection of projects and estimates compliance with regulations and standards;
  • organization and coordination of works on international cooperation of the Republic of Belarus in the field of technical regulation, standardization, metrology, accreditation, efficient use of fuel and energy resources.

The main effort in the field of technical regulation is currently focused on the development of the system of technical regulation of the Customs Union.

The most important task of the governmental standardization is to develop and maintain updated regulatory framework to ensure design and production of safe, high quality and competitive products and services, as well as to implement requirements of technical regulations adopted by the Customs Union.

The regulatory framework of the Republic covers today almost all sectors of the economy; at present it is actively developing and upgrading. The most significant developments are made in the machine-engineering, construction, electrical, chemical and petrochemical, energy conservation, agricultural and other sectors. Priority in these works is given to harmonization of national requirements with international and regional standards.

A set of measures is also carried out by Gosstandart to further harmonize the national system of accreditation to international standards and generally accepted international practice with the aim to ensure international recognition of the accreditation activity results.

Gosstandart participates in the work of the leading International and European organizations for standardization, metrology, accreditation (ISO, IEC, OIML, UNECE, CEN, CENELEC, ILAC, EA etc.), it takes pro-active stand in the work on technical regulation within the framework of integration structures in the post-Soviet area – Customs union, EurAsEC and CIS.

Business contacts at the bilateral level are developed as part of implementation international agreements with more than 20 countries.

Contact Information

The State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus

Starovilenski trakt, 93, 220053, Minsk, The Republic of Belarus a/c BY07AKBB36049000021265100000 in the branch No 510 of the JSCB "Belarusbank", code AKBBBY21510, UNP 100633392, OKPO 00042518 Reception phone: +375 17 233 52 13 (lunch 13:00-14:00) Secretariat phone: +375 17 233 45 34 (lunch 13:00-14:00) Hot line phone: +375 17 233 37 69 fax: +375 17 233 25 88 е-mail: belst@gosstandart.gov.by site:www.gosstandart.gov.by/