Alexey Khersontsev: The Goal is to Digitalize the Description of Requirements in Technical Regulation and Conformity Assessment

July 16, 2019

On July 10, Head of the Federal Service for Accreditation Alexey Khersontsev presented a report at the session on “Standardization in Digital Production”, which was held in the format of an open meeting of the Council on Technical Regulation and Standardization for the Digital Economy of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) and the German Eastern Business Association, during the international industrial exhibition INNOPROM–2019 in Yekaterinburg.

The session discussed matters of technical regulation and standardization of the digital economy and application of conformity assessment mechanisms for products that enter the markets.

According to RusAccreditation Head, the role of standardization and conformity assessment is expanding as information technology and the digital economy develop.

For the National Accreditation System, the year 2018 was dominated by the introduction of the new version of the RusAccreditation Federal Government Information System. Currently, the system shows high performance: data on more than 150,000 conformity certificates, one million declarations of conformity, and a massive amount of data on the Russian conformity assessment market, manufacturers, and importers are entered into it annually. The large-scale RusAccreditation project on digitalization—forming the digital scope of accreditation—shows the high level of readiness. Information from more than 100,000 regulatory documents and 50 different reference books was uploaded to the system to fill the information resource—the largest library for reference data on conformity assessment on the post-Soviet territory.

RusAccreditation sees the unification of requirement descriptions in technical regulation and standardization and the development of machine-readable languages for the description of documents as relevant tasks. And it is necessary to begin with the obligatory appendix to the accepted standards of detailed machine-readable “passports” formed on the basis of unified reference books and classifiers. This will reduce the time from the adoption of the standard to its loading into information systems.

New standards with digital emphasis will appear in the nearest future given the fact that most of the production is increasingly robotized.