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     DETAILS OF ACCSQ WORK PROGRAMME

    1995 – 2003/2006

    TWG IN CHARGE/ GOALSTRATEGYACTIVITIESEXPECTED OUTPUTTIME FRAMEPOSSIBLE STATUS OF DIALOGUE IMPLEMENTATIONPARTNER I. Technical 1.Identification of 1.1ASEAN member countries to 1.1.1Directory of Contact PointExisting/continuingTWG1 Directory of ASEAN information contact pointsmanage own technical (1995-1997)Contact Points for affecting information and declare conta1.1.2Updates of DirectoryYear end, annually WG 4 Standards & Technical regtrade made ct points for : (1995-2003)(1998 onwards)ulations” – accessible t(a)Direct source for First publication - 1995o ASEAN mstandardization Updated annuallyember information countries an(b)Referral point for d their tradintechnical regulations2001 update will be available in ASEAN Secretariat homepage by end 20012.Access to 2.1The technical information 2.1.1Identified Technical information Existing/continuing TWG1 All member countries, technical system could be accessed in taccessible on internet(1995-2003)(1995-1997)except Cambodia, Lao informationhe format generated by WG 4 PDR and Myanmar, have originating NSB(1998 onwards)made available all identified information on standards a2.2 Technical information nd conformity assessment made available on Interneton internet

    2.2 Publications2.2.1 Bulletins/NewslettersExisting/continuingTWG1 First publication – July (1996-2003)(1995-1997)1995WG 4 2 issues/yearth(1998 onwards)13 issue will be ready end with ASEANOctober 2001 in ASEAN Secretariat fundSecretariat homepageth14 Issue will be prepared early 2002 both in hard and soft copies (in ASEAN Secretariat homepage)

    2.2.2 Directory of certified companies/Existing/continuing TWG1 Through exchange copies products(1995-2003)(1995-1997)annually 1995 – 2001WG 4 (1998 onwards)

    Existing/continuingTWG1 Through exchange copies 2.2.3 Directory of technical services (1995-2003)(1995-1997)annually 1995 – 2001WG 4 (1998 onwards)

    2.2.4Directory of StandardsExisting/continuingWG 4 (1999 Through exchange copies (1995-2003)onwards)annually 1995 - 2001

    TWG IN CHARGE/ GOALSTRATEGYACTIVITIESEXPECTED OUTPUTTIME FRAMEPOSSIBLE STATUS OF DIALOGUE IMPLEMENTATIONPARTNER

    ACCSQ Work Programme 1/14thRevised at the 18 ACCSQ Meeting, 1-2 August 2001

    2.3Coordination with WTO2.3.1 Establishment of ties with WTODecember 1996ASEAN Secretariatongoing

    3. Exchange of 3.1Collation and consolidation of 3.1.1 Product certification database1995 – 2003TWG 2information on details of scheme, audit procenational product cdures, forms, etc.ertification schemeTo have matrix of needs of the CLM countries and 4. Training4.1 Engage expert/trainer on 4.1.1 3 NSB staff trained annually2002-onwardsWG 4expertise of respective information technology and syASEAN countries. Revised stem development for standarproject proposal will be ds and technical regulation for submitted to ACCSQNSB staff on information

    th5. Awareness on 5.1 Identify priority areas and time 4 Meeting of WG4WG4Areas identified and ASEAN cooperation line for each area:propose to ACCSQ for approvalon Standards and Conformance

    a. E&E MRATo be discussed with the respective PWG. 2001 - onwardsWG4 (lead To be coordinated. The thList of activities to be finalised before next country: Viet Nam) theme for the 14 issue of ACCSQ Meeting& E-PWGthe bulletin will be on ASEAN E&E MRAb. ASEAN Harmonized Cosmetics To be discussed with the respective PWG. 2001 - onwardsWG4 (lead To be coordinatedRegulatory SchemeList of activities to be finalised before next country: ACCSQ MeetingPhilippines) and C-PWGc. Technical Infrastructure & To be discussed with the respective 2001 - onwardsWG4 (lead To be coordinatedcompetency in testing, PWGs/WGs. List of activities to be finalised country: Malaysia calibration, certification, before next ACCSQ Meetingand ASEAN accreditation & information Secretariat) and technologyrespective WGs/PWGsd. Harmonization of StandardsTo be discussed with the respective WG. 2001 - onwardsWG4 (lead To be coordinatedList of activities to be finalised before next country: ACCSQ MeetingSingapore) & WG3

    e. Pharmaceuticals MRATo be discussed with the respective PWG.Upon implementationWG4 (lead To be coordinatedcountry: Thailand) & P-PWG

    Note : WGs – Working Groups established in 1998 after reorganisation of ACCSQ TWGs. TWGs – Technical Working Groups established prior to reorganisation in 1998 Italics - new/reorganised activities established by WGs/updated

    ACCSQ Work Programme 2/14thRevised at the 18 ACCSQ Meeting, 1-2 August 2001

    TWG IN CHARGE/ GOALSTRATEGYACTIVITIESEXPECTED OUTPUTTIME FRAMEPOSSIBLE STATUS OF DIALOGUE IMPLEMENTATIONPARTNER

    II.Harmonization 1.Develop 1.1 Develop guidelines for 1.1.1Guidelines for harmonizing standardsJanuary 1995TWG1 (1995-1997)Guideline for of Standardsguidelinesharmonizing standards based with ASEANHarmonization of National on international practice.Secretariat fundStandards in ASEAN Member countries” -published in 1996

    2. Determine 2.1Report and update yearly 2.1.1Standards harmonized to international End 2003 WG3On goingpriority areas for progress of the standardsharmonisationharmonization in the 20 prioritMid-Julyy areas

    2.2Survey and identify new 2.2.1.Selection and prioritisation of July 2001 onwardsWG3Identified 72 standards on priority products in the areas standards for harmonisationsafety and 10 standards of EMC and safety Update suEnd of July 1998on EMCrvey on national standards in priority areas

    2.3Proposal of survey for new 2.3.1Selection and prioritization of July 2001 onwardsWG3Viet Nam will prepare the priority areas standards for harmonizationinformation paper for discussion and send to st member countries by 31January 2002

    3.Cooperate in 3.1Identify priority international 3.1.1List of priority technical committeesEnd of July 1999WG 3Completed - to report to thinternational technical committees for ASE(ISO/IEC/ITU/CODEX)14 ACCSQstandardisationAN cooperation taking into account:impact on trade of ASEAN countriesimportance for priority areas for harmonisation

    3.2Survey ASEAN's 3.2.1Report on ASEAN participationEnd of August 1999WG 3Completedparticipation in key technical and policy committees3.2.2Criteria for participation

    3.3I Implement mechanism for 3.3.1Active participation and consensus 2001 onwardsWG 3discussion and coordinating building in the selected ISO/TCs that thposition on technical and polieach member ecomony has chosen tSubject to 14 ACCSQ cy issueso lead in agreement of mechanism

    Pending fundingIdentified 13 ISO/TCs (including the ACCSQ-CER Project 2.2) to monitor

    3.4Provide those standards that 3.4.1To achieve harmonization of 2002 onwards

    ACCSQ Work Programme 3/14thRevised at the 18 ACCSQ Meeting, 1-2 August 2001

have already been standards harmonized to new ASEAN members for their adoption

Note : WGs – Working Groups established in 1998 after reorganisation of ACCSQ TWGs. TWGs – Technical Working Groups established prior to reorganisation in 1998 Italics - new/reorganised activities established by WGs/updated

ACCSQ Work Programme 4/14thRevised at the 18 ACCSQ Meeting, 1-2 August 2001

    TWG IN CHARGE/ GOALSTRATEGYACTIVITIESEXPECTED OUTPUTTIME FRAMEPOSSIBLE STATUS OF DIALOGUE IMPLEMENTATIONPARTNERIII.Mutual 1.Harmonization of 1.1Establishment of harmonized 1.1.1 Harmonized essential requirements August 1997 TWG2; EUGuidelines for Quality acceptance of Quality System procedures and audit reportsfor audit procedures and reportsSystem Audit Reports – PQS AuditsCertificationublished & disseminated in 1997

    2.Exercises of peer 2.1Conduct of intra-regional 2.1.1 Intra-regional audits conducted, evaluationaudits, involving participation iinvolving participation in each other aTWG 2Observation of joint audits n each others audits as team udits as observersWG 2in Singapore and Malaysia members or observersin March 1996

    2.1.2Each country providing certification services to be observed twice with positive feedback endorsed by TWG

    2.2Establishment of mutual 2.2.1 Mutual acceptance arrangements WG 2acceptance arrangementsestablished

    2.3Auditing of each country’s 2.3.1 Each country to be audited once with WG 2systempositive feedback endorsed by WG 2

    3.Audit of National Quality System Certification Bodies through cross participation in audits

    Note : WGs – Working Groups established in 1998 after reorganisation of ACCSQ TWGs. TWGs – Technical Working Groups established prior to reorganisation in 1998 Italics - new/reorganised activities established by WGs/updatedACCSQ Work Programme 5/14thRevised at the 18 ACCSQ Meeting, 1-2 August 2001

    WG IN CHARGE/ GOALSTRATEGYACTIVITIESEXPECTED OUTPUTTIME FRAMEPOSSIBLE STATUS OF DIALOGUE IMPLEMENTATIONPARTNER

     IV Mutual 1.Strengthen 1.1.1Directory of testing capabilityEnd of 2001 WG3Completed1.1Survey of national testing confidence in confidence in capabilities for the priority proconformity ASEAN Testductsassessment system1.2Peer evaluation and inter 2001 – 2004 WG 31.2.1Achieve technical MLAs laboratory comparison between organizations

    2.Strengthen 2.1Conduct Seminar on product 2.1.1Seminar conductedWG 3Third Seminar in KL in confidence in certificationJune 1997. Fourth SeminrdASEAN ar in Viet Nam on 23 Juncertification e 1997

    2.2Establishment of Agency 2.2.1Bilateral Agreement Signed1995 onwardsWG 3Indonesia and Philippines Agreementconcluded the MOU in 1997

    2.3Finalizing survey of conformity 2.3.1Status report of product certificationEnd of 2001WG 3Completedassessment procedures

    2.4Peer evaluation and update 2.4.1Achieve MRA2002 onwardsWG 3product certification information and to acceptance which products are ready for

    3.Strengthen 3.1Build up certification network 3.1.1Mutual Recognition2001 onwardWG 3Malaysia will coordinates confidence in within ASEAN with member countries to Prepare the concept papersASEAN system prepare the concept Discussion on the concept paperscertificationpapers for discussion at the next WG3 Meeting

    3.2Human Resources 3.2.1Increase competency level in carrying To be determinedWG 3Developmentout system certification scheme Note : WGs – Working Groups established in 1998 after reorganisation of ACCSQ TWGs. TWGs – Technical Working Groups established prior to reorganisation in 1998 Italics - new/reorganised activities established by WGs/updated

    ACCSQ Work Programme 6/14thRevised at the 18 ACCSQ Meeting, 1-2 August 2001

    TWG IN CHARGE/ GOALSTRATEGYACTIVITIESEXPECTED OUTPUTTIME FRAMEPOSSIBLE STATUS OF DIALOGUE IMPLEMENTATIONPARTNER

    V.Capacity 1.Assistance to 1.1Provide assistance in setting 1.1.1Project proposal2001 – 2005WG 3 Building in new ASEAN up the standards development standardization members system1.1.2Training/Seminarfor new ASEAN 1.2Provide assistance in testing

    1.3Assistance to set up product certification scheme

    2.Plan supporting 2.1HRD for conformity 2.1.1Training/attachment/SeminarFrom 1995TWG 2Bruneians trained in March activities for assessment1996 in Singaporetechnical infrastr2 Vietnamese trained in ucture developAugust 1996 in Singaporement(Lead assessor course & attachment)Note : WGs – Working Groups established in 1998 after reorganisation of ACCSQ TWGs. TWGs – Technical Working Groups established prior to reorganisation in 1998 ACCSQ Work Programme 7/14thRevised at the 18 ACCSQ Meeting, 1-2 August 2001

    TWG IN CHARGE/ GOALSTRATEGYACTIVITIESEXPECTED OUTPUTTIME FRAMEPOSSIBLE STATUS OF DIALOGUE IMPLEMENTATIONPARTNERVI.Mutual 1.Drafting of the 1.1Development of a Roadmap 1.1.1 Report on Roadmap for MRAMarch 1998Ad-hoc WGRoadmap on MRA Recognition ASEAN for MRAprepared ArrangementsFramework (Preparation of ASEAN Agreement on Framework Agreement on MRAsMRA by WG 1)

    1.2Preparation of an ASEAN 1.2.1 Framework Agreement finalised December 98WG1Framework Agreement Framework Agreement on MRand signedsigned in Hanoi on 16 DecAsember 1998

    1.3Contribution to the ASEAN 1.3.1Articles submittedOctober 98WG1CompletedStandard and Quality bulletin on MRA issues

    1.4Workshop/seminars on MRAs1.4.1Workshops and Seminars organized 1998-2000WG1/Member ;MRA Seminar, Hanoi, for dissemination of information to reCountries23 June 98gulators and industries Disseminatio;MRA Seminar, Jakarta, n of information to regulators and ind3-4 March 99ustries;MRA Seminars, Hanoi, 28 June 99, HoChi Min City, 2 July 99;MRA Seminar, Manila, 16 July 99

    2.Implementation 2.1Drafting the Interpretative 2.1.1Adoption of the Interpretative Notes1999of the ASEAN Notes:Framework stAgreement and - 1 DraftEnd of April 99WG1Completedst-Preparing the 1 Draftfacilitation of Sectoral MRAs -Comments by Members-Comments received5th Meeting, May 99ASECCompleted

    -Consideration of the 1st Draft-Revised DraftMay 99Completed

    -Comments on the Revised Draft-Comments30 June 99Completed

    -Revise the Draft and send to -Third Draft15 July 99ASECCompletedMembers

    th-Report to ACCSQ14 ACCSQ MeetingCompletedNote : WGs – Working Groups established in 1998 after reorganisation of ACCSQ TWGs. TWGs – Technical Working Groups established prior to reorganisation in 1998 Italics - new/reorganised activities established by WGs/updated

    ACCSQ Work Programme 8/14thRevised at the 18 ACCSQ Meeting, 1-2 August 2001

    TWG IN CHARGE/ GOALSTRATEGYACTIVITIESEXPECTED OUTPUTTIME FRAMEPOSSIBLE STATUS OF DIALOGUE IMPLEMENTATIONPARTNER

    2.2Identification of priority sectors 2.3.3Priority sectors identified1998-1999WG1Initial sectors identified: -for MRAsCosmetics, Pharmaceuticals& Electrotechnical

    Based on WG1 recommendation, a joint WG under ACCSQ – SOM AMAF is established to explore MRA for prepared foodstuff-Preparing trade and TBT Information PaperApril 99ASECCompletedinformation

    -Inputs from other WGsApril 99WG2,3Inputs of WG 3

    -Prioritization of sectorsSectors identifiedMay 99WG1Initial groups identified-RecommendationsMay 99WG1Completed

    -Report to ACCSQJuly 99WG1Completed

    2.4Participation in developing 2.4.3Sectoral MRAs1999- onwardWG1sectoral MRAs

    2.5Monitoring and reporting on 2.5.3Progress Reports2000-onwardWG 1/ASEAN the implementation of the FraSecretariatmework Agreement to ACCSQ

    2.6Advising the relevant JSC in 2.6.3Participation in the sectoral MRAs2000 – onwardWG1the implementation on the sectoral MRAs

    2.7Initiate development of MRA 2.7.3Draft sectoral MRAmid 1999-2000WG1Facilitated initiation of for one priority sectorMRA on electrical/electronic equipment2.8Exchange of information on 2.8.3Progress Reports2000- onwardWG 1Exchange of information confidence building for specific on electrical/electronic sectorsector has commenced2.9Paper on the MRA concept 2.9.3PresentationSeptember 2001Chair/ASECand requirements of the ASEAN Framework Agreement on MRAs for the Pharmaceutical PWG

    Note : WGs – Working Groups established in 1998 after reorganisation of ACCSQ TWGs. TWGs – Technical Working Groups established prior to reorganisation in 1998

    ACCSQ Work Programme 9/14thRevised at the 18 ACCSQ Meeting, 1-2 August 2001

Italics - new/reorganised activities established by WGs/updated

ACCSQ Work Programme 10/14thRevised at the 18 ACCSQ Meeting, 1-2 August 2001

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