Kyrgyz Republic - Country Commercial Guide
Standards for Trade

Describes the country’s standards landscape, identifies the national standards and accreditation bodies, and lists the main national testing organization(s) and conformity assessment bodies.

Last published date: 2020-08-28

In April 2004, the Parliament passed a technical regulation law, amended in 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019[1] which decreased government regulation.  The national system previously functioned along Soviet standards requiring obligatory certification of 70% of all products.  Approximately 50,000 official documents regulated security and quality of goods.  Concerns about standards should be directed to the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek.

Standards

Center for Standards and Metrology under the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic

197 Panfilov Street

720040 Bishkek

Kyrgyz Republic

Phone: +996 (312) 66 13 67

WhatsApp: +996 777 976 888

E-mail: nism@nism.gov.kg  

Web: www.nism.gov.kg

Testing, inspection and certification

The Center for Standards and Metrology under the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic is responsible for accreditation.  Products that could possibly endanger human health must be certified.  This list includes items such as alcohol, tobacco products, medical supplies and equipment, and other items.  Conformity assessment is not required for goods that do not require product certification.

Publication of technical regulations

The Kyrgyz Center of National Standards and Metrology maintains most technical regulations and has regulations available for public access.

Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to notify to the WTO proposed technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures that could affect trade. Notify U.S. (www.nist.gov/notifyus) is a free, web-based e-mail registration service that captures and makes available for review and comment key information on draft regulations and conformity assessment procedures. Users receive customized e-mail alerts when new notifications are added by selected country(ies) and industry sector(s) of interest, and can also request full texts of regulations.  This service and its associated web site are managed and operated by the USA WTO TBT Inquiry Point housed within the National

Institute of Standards and Technology, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Contact Information

Center for Standards and Metrology under the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic

197 Panfilov Street

Bishkek 720040

Kyrgyz Republic

Office: +996 312 66 13 67

WhatsApp: +996 777 976 888

E-mail: nism@nism.gov.kg

Internet: www.nism.gov.kg