North Macedonia - Country Commercial Guide
Standards for Trade
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The process of developing, certifying, and enforcing standards is undergoing reform in North Macedonia, and the government’s standards bodies have adopted the Code of Good Practice for the preparation, adoption, and application of standards.


In accordance with WTO/TBT Agreement (Agreement to Technical Barriers to Trade), standards are regulated and developed by the following institutions:

Regulatory functions:

  • Ministry of Economy, acting as a coordinator.
  • Other Ministries for specific topic areas.
  • Controlling functions.
  • Customs Administration.
  • State Market Inspectorate (Consumer Product Safety Authority).

Testing, Inspection and Certification

Standardization Institute of the Republic of North Macedonia

Bureau of Metrology

Institute for Accreditation of the Republic of North Macedonia Laboratories, certification and controlling offices.

Publication of Technical Regulations

Each of the standardization and accreditation organizations issues bulletins on its procedures.  Also, sector-regulating laws are published in the Official Gazette  as adopted or amended.

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy – Skopje

Mr. Arben Gega, Commercial Specialist
Samoilova 21
1000 Skopje, North Macedonia
Tel: 389-2-310-2403

Use ePing to review proposed technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures. 

The ePing SPS&TBT platform (, or “ePing”, provides access to notifications made by World Trade Organization (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 for further information. This guidance is provided to assist U.S. stakeholders in the preparation and submission of comments in response to notifications of proposed foreign technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures.

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