April 26, 2017
“Before the end of the year the Federal Service for Accreditation shall become a full-fledged member of the International Accreditation System – the ILAC (the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation), which is an important condition for the development of non-resource exports from the Russian Federation”, said the head of the Ministry of Economic Development Maksim Oreshkin while speaking at an extended meeting of the board of the Federal Service for Accreditation.
"Concerning global issues, I would like to note the task and the formation of a unified system of accreditation so that it would be recognized on an international scale. In 2017, the work on joining the ILAC shall be completed, and this is the basic condition for the recognition of Russian testing reports. The task to join international organizations is one of the important things that the government is trying to do to support exports. Now we will support and encourage a number of measures to ensure their inclusion in the passport of the priority project supervised by Igor Ivanovich Shuvalov", said M. Oreshkin.
The minister also noted that "our negotiations with the OECD are not at an active stage, however, sooner or later they will resume, and we need to be ready for this". "It is very important that the OECD practice standards are among the world’s most advanced ones, and certainly, compliance with them in any case increases the quality of your work and the way to affect the Russian economy", he said adding that "certainly, here we need to act very carefully, since there is such a notion as national interests, so the best practices, taking into account national interests is the approach we should apply in relation to this issue".