The European Union recognizes standardization processes as a precondition for becoming part of international and European integration flows and as a basis for removing technical barriers to trade, i.e. ensuring the free flow of goods and services.
The system of standardization at the national level is fulfilled by means of cooperation among state, economy and other interested parties through the National Standardization Body.
In order to achieve standardization goals, meet standardization requirements of the international community and the European Union, and implement activities related to the adoption of Montenegrin standards, the Government of Montenegro adopted a Decree on establishing the Institute for Standardization of Montenegro ("Official Journal of RCG", No.21/2007) as the National Body for Standardization of Montenegro, at its session on March 29, 2007.
Bearing in mind that the primary strand of work of the Institute for Standardization of Montenegro is development and adoption of Montenegrin standards in accordance with the recommendations and requirements of international and European standardization organizations, we would like to use this opportunity and invite all interested parties to apply for membership in the Institute and participate in the work of its technical bodies on standards adoption, give their contribution to the development of the standardization system in Montenegro, and, thus, encourage the development of the Montenegrin economy and society in general.
Activity of the Institute
The Institute performs the following tasks:
adopts, develops, reviews, amends, supplements and withdraws Montenegrin standards and related documents;
ensures compliance of Montenegrin standards and related documents with international and European standards;
manages register of Montenegrin standards and related documents at all stages of their development;
participates in development and review of standards and related documents issued by international and European standardization organizations in areas of Montenegro’s interests and where requirements are recognized, and in which the review or adoption of Montenegrin standards and related documents is expected;
cooperates with international and European standardization organizations and national standardization bodies of the signatories of the relevant agreements in the field of standardization;
performs other tasks in accordance with the obligations stemming from international agreements in the field of standardization that are binding for Montenegro;
provides public access to Montenegrin standards, related documents, publications, and relevant standards and publications of international, European organizations as well as other countries and sells them;
provides the basis for technical regulations’ drafting;
prepares annual plans for the adoption of Montenegrin standards;
acts as an information center, in accordance with the requirements defined in relevant international agreements and with obligations stemming from membership in the relevant international and European standardization organizations;
represents the interests of Montenegro in the field of standardization in international and European organizations and standardization bodies;
approves the use of the mark of conformity with Montenegrin standards and related documents, in accordance with its rules;
in accordance with its rules, engages organizations and associations for the development of Montenegrin standards and related documents in specific areas;
• promotes implementation of Montenegrin standards and related documents;
• performs other tasks in the field of standardization in accordance with the Law on standardization and the Decision on its establishment.