Positive EU assessment of the Serbian accreditation system for 2014International activities
The European Commission’s "Serbia 2014 Progress Report" published on 8th October 2014 in Brussels, provided a positive assessment of the Serbian accreditation system. The following sectoral fields pertaining to internal market and free movement of goods were analysed: standardisation, accreditation, metrology and market surveillance (Chapter 1: Free Movement of Goods).
Pursuant to the Stabilisation and Association Agreement and primary objectives to be attained during the EU accession process, the EC report provides the analysis of the Serbian legislation, administrative capacities, sectoral strategies and policies, and market development when compared with the EU acquis requirements.
Progress was reported in the field of conformity assessment and accreditation given that the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS) signed the new EA Multilateral Agreement (EA MLA) that, in addition to testing, calibration, inspection and product certification, now includes certification of management systems and certification of persons. It was concluded that ATS staffing levels remained insufficient.