Serbian QI System


Horizontal legal framework

The legal framework for this system has established through the adoption of four new laws and their by-laws.

Law on Technical Requirements for Products and Conformity Assessment ("Official Gazette of RS", no. 36/09) is the basic legal framework for the adjustment of product compliance with technical requirements.

The said law stipulates that a product could be placed on the market only if it complies with the prescribed technical requirements, if its compliance has been assessed according to the prescribed procedure, marked in accordance with the legislations and if itis followed with the prescribed documents of conformity and other prescribed documents.

This law provides the legal framework for the transposition of European new(global) and old approach directives, if prescribing the technical requirements and implementation of conformity assessment procedures for products is not regulated by special laws. It also provides the legal framework for the stipulation of national technical regulations for products which are not covered by harmonized legislation on the EU level.

In order to regulate the market in terms of products safety for which there are no specific technical regulations the Law on General Product Safety ("Official Gazette of RS", No. 41/09) has been adopted. This law is substantially in compliance with the principles and essential requirements of the Directive on General Product Safety (2001/95 / EC) while completely transposes the EEC Directive on misleading products (87/357 / EEC).

Law on technical requirements for products and the Law on General Product Safety have introduced a presumption of conformity with the prescribed requirements, if the product complies with the requirements of the standard on which the technical regulation refers to.


Ministry of Economy, as a coordinator for technical regulations and the authority responsible for creating the strategy and development policies for standardization, accreditation and metrology, set a stable institutional framework in these areas. The sectors work is aimed at improving the legal and institutional framework for standardization, accreditation, metrology, prescribing technical requirements and conformity assessment with technical requirements.

During 2010 and 2011 the transformation of the Institute for Standardization of Serbia has been accomplishand adoption of European standards have been accelerated.

Accreditation system is fully In compliance with the principles of European accreditation. All preparations for receiving the Accreditation Body of Serbia into the European accreditation and signing the MLA have been completed, which is one of the key prerequisites for acceptance of certificates issued by accredited organizations in Serbia when exporting our products to the EU market.

In the field of metrology, themost extensive reconstruction of the system was performed, thus preventing any possible conflict of interest. Clear roles of all actors in the system were established. A new management of the Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals and the reorganization of the institution in accordance with the new law have been established. In addition, the most important institutions that ensure that on the market only safe products are placed,  aremarket surveillance authorities, primarily the Market Inspection, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, as well as other ministries that issue or supervise implementation of technical regulations.