The Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship announced on Monday September 14 the establishment of a new Inspectorate which will exercise metrological controls of all merchandises in the country’s markets, in conformity with the EU standards. The establishment of the Inspectorate for Market Surveillance was announced by the Minister of Economy Arben Ahmetaj at the last meeting of the parliamentary Commission of Producing Activities.
This comes as one of the incentives featured in the new “On Metrology” draft law, which was presented at the Commission by Ahmetaj, according to which the establishment of Inspectorate for Market Surveillance will make the registration of merchandises obligatory for traders. This measure will increase the quality and standards of products, declared the Minister.
Based on “On Metrology” draft law, the Inspectorate will be responsible for the scientific, industrial and legal metrology and other functions as defined in the law, based on the current legislation in power. The creation of the Inspectorate for Market Surveillance is one of the requests the European Union has featured in its Progress Report for Albania in 2007.
News source/photo credits: ATA
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