Coordinating Informational Center of CIS Member States on approximation of regulatory practices (CIS Center) was established in 2008 on the initiative of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulating and Metrology. CIS Center operates in accordance with the following documents:
Decision of the Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (Protocol No. 34-2008 dated December 11, 2008);
Order of the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology No. 4198 dated December 30, 2008;
Decision of the Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (Report No. 41-2012 dated May 24, 2012);
Order of the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology No. 436 dated June 22, 2012.
The main field of activity of our company is the development and harmonization of science-based methodological approaches, programs and projects on approximation of regulatory practices. It covers such area as the handling of chemicals, raw materials and materials, as well as implementation of technical regulation, standardization, metrology and conformity assessment.
CIS Center is entrusted with maintenance of two technical committee’s secretariats on standardization: TC 60/ICS 527 Chemistry and TC/ITC 339 Safety of raw materials, materials and substances. Within established framework, technical committees carry out work on harmonization of national Russian regulation with international GHS recommendations and OECD test methods. Development of new standards for chemical products and actualization of the existing fund is in the areas of technical committee’s responsibility too.
CIS Center experts provide consulting support to companies on issues of compliance with legal requirements at chemicals import and export to various countries of the world.
CIS Center is the only organization that has the right to carry out work on Russian chemical safety passports (SDS) verification and registration in accordance with the Order of the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology No. 963 dated June 11, 2014.
Another unique service of CIS Center is the conduction of interlaboratory comparative tests on the measurement of the composition, and properties of petroleum products (gasoline, diesel fuel, motor oil, crude oil, rubber mixtures etc). We are the only organization authorised by ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) to offer ASTM proficiency testing programs (PTP) in Russia and CIS countries.
Over the years we are providing information support of the Ministry of Industry and trade of the Russian Federation and defend the interests of domestic industry on international venues such as APEC Chemical Dialogue, UN GHS Sub-Committee, The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) as well as OECD Chemicals Committee and its working structures.
Since 2009, CIS Center has been holding the annual conference, training seminars and discussion events with the representatives of government structures, industry and the scientific community, being as a platform for constructive dialogue on topical issues of chemicals regulation.