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Quality infrastructure relates to all fields of metrology, standardization and testing, of quality management and conformity assessment, including certification and accreditation. In the past, the abbreviation MSTQ (Metrology, Standardization, Testing and Quality Assurance) was used for this combination of single elements.
Quality infrastructure must ensure:
- elaboration and implementation of technical regulations for products and passage from compulsory standards to voluntary ones;
- application of good practice code regarding standardization;
- elimination of all measures that pose trade barriers - not only customs taxes and quantitative restrictions, but all the measures with equivalent (protectionist) effects.