Chapter 1 - Free Movement of Goods

The horizontal legal framework in this field is established by adoption of four systematic laws in the period from 2008 to 2010, as well as by adoption of all by-laws for their implementation, which was completed in 2012.

The Law on Technical Requirements for Products and Conformity Assessment ("Official Gazette of the RS", No 36/09) represents basis for transposition of European directives, if prescribing of technical requirements and conducting conformity assessment procedures for products is not stipulated by special laws, but it also enables prescription of technical requirements in the field with no harmonised regulations at EU level.

Law on Standardisation ("Official Gazette of the RS", No 36/09, 46/15) provided conditions for faster and more efficient adoption of European standards, i.e. fulfilment of conditions for full membership in European standardisation organisations. Pursuant to the Law on Standardisation  the Institute for Standardisation of Serbia has been transformed. It has the status of a public entity. Since the ISS has, as early as end of 2012, fulfilled its objective and obligation in terms of transposition European Standards, and since it transposed more than 97% of European Standards, the conditions are fulfilled for ISS to perform other work not exclusively related to adoption of standards.

The basic horizontal framework for organising metrology system in the Republic of Serbia is the Law on Metrology. In the course of preparation of this law, documents of International Organisation of Legal Metrology – ОIМL D1 and ОIМL D9 and EU regulations relating to metrology have been taken into account. The process of harmonisation of horizontal legislation in the field of metrology was finalized by the adoption of the new Law on metrology in 2016.

The Law on Accreditation (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No 73/10), adopted in view of harmonisation with Regulation (EC) 765/2008, entered into force at the end of 2010. Accreditation system was thus harmonised with the rules specified in the Regulation (EC) 765/2008 as well as with the requirements stated in the standard ISO IEC 17011 – General requirements for accreditation bodies assessing and accrediting conformity assessment bodies. By the Law on Accreditation, the Accreditation Body of Serbia (hereinafter: ABS) was established as a public entity.

The above four systematic laws, along with by-laws, transpose all European principles in horizontal terms, because during thereof preparation new solutions from reference EU legal acts relating to trade in goods, namely Decision 768/2008/ECRegulation 765/2008/EC and Regulation 764/2008/EC (the so called „new good’s package“), were taken into account.