Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of the Republic of Moldova, Stephane Bride attended today the launch conference of the EU-funded Twinning Project entitled “Strengthening of the standards and metrology sector according to the best practice in the EU Member States”. The guest list of the event included the Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation to Republic of Moldova Mr Pirkka Tapiola, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Republic of Moldova Mrs Ulrike Knotza representative of the Romanian Embassy and representatives of relevant institutions.
The project aims to strengthen the competences of the Moldovan Ministry of Economy and its subordinated authorities in the metrology and standardisation sector, the National Institute of Metrology (INM) and the National Institute of Standardisation (INS), to perform as modern and effective authorities, capable to provide services in line with the best international practices.
Deputy Prime Minister thanked the European Union for the offered assistance, noting the importance of the application of European quality standards for local products: “In the context of the implementation of the EU-Moldova Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement, the development of quality infrastructure by strengthening the competences of the National Institute of Metrology and the National Institute of Standardisation represents an important step in ensuring access of Moldovan goods to the European market”.
In his speech, Head of the EU Delegation to Republic of Moldova Mr Pirkka Tapiola, stated that the European Union will continue to support Republic of Moldova in bringing Moldovan products up to EU quality standards, in order to become more competitive on European and international markets.
In the framework of this project, EU experts from German National Metrology Institute, Romanian Bureau of legal Metrology, German Institute for Standardisation and Romanian Standards Association will provide guidance to quality infrastructure institutions in our country.
The Twinning project “Strengthening of the standards and metrology sector according to the best practice of in the EU Member States” has an overall budget of 1.1 million euro for a two-year period. Funded by the EU, the project is implemented by a consortium from Germany and Romania.