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Standards for Trade

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

Last published date: 2022-08-06

Overview

The Institute for Standardization was established in 2007. The Law on Standardization, adopted in 2007, establishes the regulatory framework. 

Standards

The Institute for Standardization is responsible for drafting standards – 22,460 have been adopted thus far and are in line with EU principles.  According to the Institute’s plan, an additional 2,400 standards should be adopted by the end of 2022.  The Institute has signed twelve bilateral agreements on cooperation (with Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Albania, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Turkey, Germany, France and China) in order to transfer materials and expertise in this field.  In 2015, the Institute signed a MoU with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International).  The Institute is also member of the European Committee for Standardization.

Contact information

Institute for Standardization

Zoran Glomazic, Director

81000 Podgorica, VII Omladinske 28

Phone: +382 20 227 123; Fax: +382 20 227 135

 https://isme.me/sr_ME/      

 

Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism

Goran Djurovic, Minister

81000 Podgorica, Rimski trg 46

Phone: (+382 20) 482 303

https://www.gov.me/en/mek

Use ePing to review proposed technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures 

The ePing SPS&TBT platform (https://epingalert.org/), or “ePing”, provides access to notifications made by WTO Members under the Agreements on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), distributed by the WTO from January 16, 1995 to present.  ePing is available to all stakeholders free of charge and does not require registration unless the user wishes to receive customized e-mail alerts.  Use it to browse notifications on past as well as new draft and updated product regulations, food safety and animal and plant health standards and regulations, find information on trade concerns discussed in the WTO SPS and TBT Committees, locate information on SPS/TBT Enquiry Points and notification authorities, and to follow and review current and past notifications concerning regulatory actions on products, packaging, labeling, food safety and animal and plant health measures in markets of interest. 

Notify U.S., operated and maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) since 2003 to distribute and provide access to notifications (and associated draft texts) made under the WTO TBT Agreement for US stakeholders, has reached its end of life.  Per obligation under the TBT Agreement, each WTO Member operates a national TBT (and an SPS) Enquiry Point.   National TBT Enquiry Points are authorized to accept comments and official communications from other national TBT Enquiry Points, which are NOT part of the WTO or the WTO Secretariat.  All comment submissions from U.S. stakeholders, including businesses, trade associations, U.S domiciled standards development organizations and conformity assessment bodies, consumers, or U.S. government agencies on notifications to the WTO TBT Committee should be sent directly to the USA WTO TBT Inquiry Point.  Refer to the comment guidance at https://tsapps.nist.gov/notifyus/data/guidance/guidance.cfm for further information