March 15, 2019
On March 18, the Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia No. 14 dated January 18, 2018 (hereinafter referred to as “the Order”), enters into force. The Order approves the List of Discrepancies of an applicant to the accreditation criteria entailing rejection of accreditation and the List of Discrepancies of an accredited person to the requirements of the Russian law for the activities of accredited parties entailing suspension of the accreditation (hereinafter referred to as “the Lists of Discrepancies”).
The edition of the Order is another step towards the implementation of amendments introduced to the Federal Law No. 412-FZ “On Accreditation in the National Accreditation System” dated December 28, 2013, by the Federal Law No. 262-FZ dated July 29, 2018, aimed at integrated improvement of the national accreditation system.
The Lists of Discrepancies contain a comprehensive list of violations that entail rejection of accreditation (for applicants) or suspension of accreditation (for accredited persons). Thus, the List of Discrepancies of an applicant to the accreditation criteria entailing rejection of accreditation includes non-compliance with the following requirements:
works (services), including sampling rules,
confirmation of conformity and objects of confirmation,
carrying out inspections,
works (services) in the area of ensuring of uniformity of measurements and other documents related to accreditation area; and
The List of Discrepancies of an accredited person to the requirements of the Russian law for the activities of accredited parties entailing suspension of the accreditation includes:
To a large extent, requirements for accredited persons are to a large extent similar to the requirements for applicants for accreditation. Both cases require:
At the same time, the conformity assessment procedure provides for the suspension of accreditation in cases of absence of a website of the accredited person with the domain name entitled to the accredited person.
In terms of federal control over the activities of accredited persons, the accreditation might also be suspended in the following cases:
the review of complaints and appeals referring to their performance of conformity assessments;
the provision of information confirming its competence upon RusAccreditation requests,
the provision of results of its activities to RusAccreditation using the Federal State Information System for accreditation;
notifying RusAccreditation about accreditation in another accreditation body including foreign accreditation bodies.
The Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia No. 322 “On Approval of the List of Discrepancies Entailing Suspension of Accreditation Following Federal Control over the Activities of Accredited Persons” dated May 30, 2014, is no longer valid.