Montenegro - Country Commercial Guide
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: 2021-10-06

Overview

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

Standards

The Institute is responsible for drafting standards – 20,050 have been adopted thus far and are in line with EU principles.  According to the Institute’s plan, an additional 2,350 standards should be adopted by the end of 2021. The Institute for Standardization 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. Also, 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

Jakov Milatovic, Minister

81000 Podgorica, Rimski trg 46

Phone: (+382 20) 482 303

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

Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to notify the WTO regarding proposed technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures that could affect trade. Notify U.S. at https://tsapps.nist.gov/notifyus/data/index/index.cfm 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 or countries and industry sector(s) of interest, and users 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.