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The General Department of Standards, Metrology, and Quality (STAMEQ) is an agency directly under the Ministry of Science and Technology, performing the function of state management of standards, measurement and quality of products and goods. The functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the General Department of Standards, Metrology and Quality are specified in the Decision No. 08/2019/QD-TTg dated April 15, 2019.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

On April 4, 1962, the Institute of Metrology and Standards, the first state management agency for metrology and standardization in our country, was established under the State Scientific Committee (now the Ministry of Science and Technology). of Technology).

On December 31, 1970, the Institute of Measurement and Standards was split into two Institutes: the Metrology Institute and the Standards Institute, both under the State Committee for Science and Technology.
In order to meet the requirements of quality management of the national economy, on April 6, 1971, the Department of Product and Goods Quality Inspection was established under the State Committee for Science and Technology. .

In the South, before liberation, the National Institute of Standards under the Saigon government was established in 1972. After the unification of the country, on April 6, 1976, the Government Council decided to change its name. The National Institute of Standards became the Institute of Standards under the State Committee of Science and Technology. At the same time, the Government Council decided to transform the Metrology Institute and the Standards Institute into the Central Bureau of Metrology and the Bureau of Standards.

Due to the requirement of synchronous coordination of three aspects of standardization, measurement and quality management, on September 13, 1979, the Government Council issued Decision No. 325/CP on merging the Bureau of Standards, The Central Bureau of Metrology, the Department of Product and Goods Quality Inspection and the Institute of Standardization became the State Bureau of Standards-Measurement-Quality.

The Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (now the Ministry of Science and Technology) was established on February 8, 1984 under Decree 22/HDBT of the Council of Ministers. (now the Government) on the basis of the State Bureau of Standards-Measurement-Quality.

 

ACHIEVEMENT

Over the past 55 years of establishment and development, QLC activities in the whole country have achieved great achievements, contributing to the development, innovation and international and regional economic integration, to the cause of people’s liberation. ethnic groups, unify the country, and strengthen national security. These great achievements can be summed up in eight fundamental areas:

Firstly, a synchronous system of legal documents on quality standards has been built on the basis of three main pillars: the Law on Standards and Technical Regulations; The Law on Product Quality and the Law on Measurement with all the Decrees and Circulars guiding the implementation.

The promulgated legal documents are an important legal corridor, creating unity and synchronization for the activities of standards and technical regulations, the management of product and goods quality, and measurement activities. uniform and accurate measurement, contributing to ensuring social justice, promoting the development of science and technology, strengthening the effectiveness of state management; at the same time is an effective tool to improve productivity, quality, socio-economic development and international economic integration.

Second, a system of organization of quality standards has been established throughout the country from the central government, branches, localities to establishments. The General Department of Quality Quality Assurance under the Ministry of Science and Technology (Science and Technology) is the unified state management agency. about TLCCL. In 63 provinces and cities across the country, Sub-Departments of Quality Standardization have been established under the Department of Science and Technology, which is the state management agency for local quality standards. In addition, there are ministries and branches that perform state management responsibilities for products and goods as assigned in the Law on Product Quality, the Law on Measurement, the Law on Standards and Technical Regulations that have been established. into a system of state management agencies on quality assurance from central to local levels.

The network of organizations providing technical services for quality assurance standards of public and private agencies has now played a very important role in serving the state management of quality quality assurance and supporting businesses. The apparatus and human resources for quality assurance in each enterprise have also become an essential component in the production, business and service provision system of the enterprise.

Third, standardization has been widely deployed, fully supporting the fields of production, business, and services and in line with international practices. System of standards and technical regulations with more than 9,500 National Standards (TCVN), of which 47% are in harmony with international standards, regional standards and more than 650 QCVN, managed by 13 ministries, sectors and fields development, promulgation has become an effective tool contributing effectively to the production and business activities of enterprises and the requirements of socio-economic management of the country.

Up to now, the state management of standards and technical regulations has been renewed in terms of content and mode of operation to promptly respond to the drastic change in management, socio-economic development and economic development. requirements for international economic integration of the country. TCVN is oriented to develop key products, goods, services and

other essential issues of the country’s economy and society. On the other hand, the harmonization ratio of TCVN with international standards and regional standards will be continuously raised, which will effectively contribute to the improvement and innovation of technology, development of production and supply of products. , quality goods and services, promoting the facilitation of Vietnam’s trade transactions in the international arena.

Fourth, metrology activities are increasingly developing in depth, with the national metrological standard infrastructure and a system of technical service providers. The National Metrology Standard System continues to be built and consolidated with 22 approved national metrological standards; Activities of maintaining, derivating, copying standards from national metrological standards to lower-level metrological standards of ministries, branches and localities, of inspection, calibration and testing organizations, of enterprises Industry is a technical basis contributing to ensuring the consistency, reliability and accuracy of measurements in industrial metrology in order to control technological parameters during production and processing to create products and goods. meet regulatory requirements to bring efficiency in production and business of enterprises.

Inspection and calibration activities have basically met the need for metrological assurance in trade, freight forwarding, market management and import and export. To serve the mutual recognition of measurement results, there have been 33 Vietnamese measurements recognized by the International Organization for Metrology (CMC/CIPM) in 6 measurement fields: Length, Mass, Capacity Flow, Pressure, Time Frequency, Temperature. Many measurement assurance programs have brought practical effects to production and business activities, contributing to maintaining and improving productivity and quality; The testing and approval of vehicle samples has been organized and carried out methodically in accordance with international practices.

Fifth, quality management has achieved important achievements, contributing to improving production and business efficiency, protecting the legitimate rights and interests of enterprises and consumers, and improving efficiency. effectiveness of state management activities. Through the activities of inspection, quality control and handling of violations, it has contributed to stabilizing and improving the quality of products and services.

Activities of quality management, quality assurance and conformity assessment have been promoted and are consistent with international standards and practices; Conformity assessment organizations meeting international standards are the foundation for inspection and quality control of domestic products and goods; promoting mutual recognition of conformity assessment results between countries in the region and internationally, helping to remove technical barriers in trade, helping businesses reduce costs and time of import and export goods, especially promoting the export of potential commodities of our country.

The quality management system according to the international standard ISO 9000 has been accepted as a national standard, successfully popularized and applied in thousands of businesses and administrative units to ensure quality, evaluate conformity assessment, as a basis for integration, mutual recognition and recognition according to international practices and practices.

The National Program “Improve the productivity and quality of products and goods of Vietnamese enterprises until 2020” approved by the Prime Minister has been actively implemented, contributing to a change in productivity. and the quality of key products and goods, increasing the competitiveness of enterprises, making a positive contribution to the socio-economic development of the country. The program initially created the Quality Productivity movement in ministries, sectors and localities with 6/8 sectoral projects and 56/63 local projects approved and implemented.

Building, implementing, granting and managing the national barcode system for domestically produced goods, providing information and product traceability, creating transparency in production , anti-counterfeiting and imitation goods, protecting consumers’ interests and supporting production for businesses; In addition, the assessment and certification of the quality management system, products and goods conforming to standards and technical regulations and testing and assessment of product and goods quality have indirectly improved the quality of products. goods and help domestic enterprises to integrate with the world more smoothly.

Sixth, international cooperation and integration services in the field of quality assurance have been promoted in both width and depth. The General Department of Quality Assurance is currently the representative agency of Vietnam participating as a member in 14 international organizations on standards, measurement, productivity, quality and barcodes; maintaining regular cooperation with more than 30 international organizations, a number of countries in the world and the region. During the process of participating in the above-mentioned organizations, the General Department presented a view to show the benefits of Vietnam, taking advantage and making the most of the help and support of these organizations in order to promote the activities of Vietnam. QLC activities in our country.

The content of international cooperation is increasingly connected

ACHIEVEMENTS

* Achievements of the General Department of Standards, Metrology and Quality recorded over 55 years from 1962 to 2017:

– 1987 Second Class Labor Medal

– 2000 First Class Labor Medal

– 2002 Third Class Independence Medal

– 2007 Second Class Independence Medal

– 2009 Certificate of Merit from the Prime Minister

– 2010 Emulation flag of the Government

– 2012 Independence Medal First Class

Certificate of Merit from the Prime Minister

– 2013 Government emulation flag

– 2016 Government emulation flag

– 2017 First Class Labor Medal

The title of “Vietnam’s Glory – A mark of 30 years of innovation”

* Achievements of units and individuals under the General Department recorded over 55 years from 1962 to 2017:

– 01 collective was awarded the First-class Labor Medal

– 04 collectives and 10 individuals were awarded the Second-class Labor Medal

– 08 collectives and 23 individuals were awarded the Third-class Labor Medal

– 03 collectives were awarded the Government’s Emulation Flag

– 15 collectives and 10 individuals were awarded the Prime Minister’s Certificate of Merit

– 02 individuals received the title of National Emulation Fighter

– 11 teams were awarded the Emulation Flag of the Ministry of Science and Technology

 

DUTIES AND POWERS

The General Department of Standards, Metrology and Quality performs the following tasks and powers:

1. Submitting to the Minister of Science and Technology for submission to the Government and Prime Minister:

a) Law, ordinance project, draft resolution of the National Assembly, Standing Committee of the National Assembly; draft decrees of the Government, draft decisions and directives of the Prime Minister on standards, technical regulations, measurement, productivity and quality of products and goods; goods labels; QR code; national notification and inquiry on technical barriers to trade (hereinafter referred to as national notification and inquiry); quality awards;

b) National important strategies, programs, schemes and projects on standards and technical regulations; measurement, productivity; product and goods quality; goods labels; QR code; Conformity assessment; national announcements and inquiries; National Quality Award.

2. Submitting to the Minister of Science and Technology for approval or decision:

a) Plans, programs, schemes, projects, draft circulars, documents on standards and technical regulations; measure; productivity and quality of products and goods; goods labels; QR code; Conformity assessment; national announcements and inquiries; national quality award;

b) Publication of national standards; promulgate national technical regulations according to its competence;

c) National metrological standards, designating organizations to keep national standards.

3. Organize the propagation, dissemination and education of the law on standards and technical regulations; measurement, productivity; product and goods quality; goods labels; QR code; Conformity assessment; national announcements and inquiries; National Quality Award.

4. Organize the implementation of legal documents, strategies, plans, programs, schemes and projects on standards and technical regulations; measure; productivity; product and goods quality; goods labels; QR code; Conformity assessment; national announcements and inquiries; national quality award after being approved or issued.

5. To promulgate documents providing professional guidance on standards and technical regulations; measure; productivity; product and goods quality; goods labels; QR code; Conformity assessment; national announcements and inquiries; national quality awards and other special documents as prescribed by law.

6. Regarding standards and technical regulations:

a) Manage the system of standards and technical regulations of Vietnam.

b) Organize the formulation, application and implementation of national standards and technical regulations in the domains under their assigned management;

c) Appraisal and publication of national standards; guide the elaboration and appraisal of national technical regulations presided over by the ministries and agencies attached to the Government for formulation; giving opinions on the elaboration and promulgation of local technical regulations as assigned by the Minister of Science and Technology;

d) Guiding the formulation of local technical regulations; guiding the formulation and publication of basic standards; provide professional guidance on the formulation and application of technical standards and regulations;

dd) Organize the dissemination and application of national standards, international standards, regional standards and foreign standards in Vietnam;

e) Organizations participating in the formulation of international and regional standards in accordance with law;

g) Organize the review and proposal to the Minister of Science and Technology to amend, supplement, replace or cancel national standards and national technical regulations approved by the Minister of Science and Technology. publish or issue.

h) The focal point for managing the national database on national standards and national technical regulations; to receive registration and publish the list of technical regulations; publish national standards, standards catalog

nation;

i) Manage, guide and organize the implementation of the application of the management system and improvement tools in the operation of agencies and organizations under the state administrative system, organizations and enterprises.

7. About measurement:

a) Manage the establishment, maintenance, preservation, use, development and application of the measurement standard system; research, development, application, development, manufacture and production of products, standards and measuring equipment according to the provisions of law;

b) Organize the implementation of the establishment, maintenance, preservation, use, development and application of national metrological standards in the assigned field;

c) Provide professional guidance on building measurement standard system of ministries, branches, localities and enterprises;

d) Organization and management of metrology for measuring instruments, measurements, quantity of prepackaged goods, measurement standards; promulgating and applying a set of criteria on technical and professional competence of measurement service providers;

dd) Organize, manage and carry out inspection, calibration and testing of measuring instruments and measurement standards; promulgate Vietnamese metrological technical documents, procedures for verification, calibration and testing of measuring instruments and measurement standards;

e) Certificate of registration for the provision of inspection, calibration and testing services of measuring instruments and measurement standards. Designate an organization to verify, calibrate and test measuring instruments and measurement standards; certification of measurement standards and standards; certification and issuance of metrology inspector card.

g) Approve samples of domestically produced or imported measuring instruments;

h) Manage, organize and carry out the certification of eligibility to use quantitative marks on prepackaged goods labels;

i) Assist the Ministry of Science and Technology to assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with relevant agencies and organizations in, guiding and conducting state inspection of metrology for measuring instruments, measuring instruments, prepackaged quantities of goods, measurement standards, inspection, calibration and testing activities according to regulations;

k) Help the Ministry of Science and Technology assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with concerned ministries, branches, localities, associations and associations in, organizing the renovation and development of measurement activities, and strengthening infrastructure capacity. national measurement, supporting enterprises to improve their competitiveness and international integration.

8. Regarding the quality of products and goods:

a) Assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with relevant agencies in, organizing the implementation of state management of product and goods quality in production, export, import, circulation on the market and in the process of using; used in accordance with the law and as assigned by the Minister of Science and Technology;

b) Organize, guide and direct the Sub-Department of Standards, Metrology and Quality to conduct surveys on the quality of goods circulating on the market; warn consumers and propose management measures for products and goods that do not meet quality standards;

c) Organize the implementation of national programs and projects on productivity and quality of products and goods;

d) To assume the prime responsibility for inspecting the quality of products, domestically produced goods, goods circulated on the market, exported and imported goods and goods in the process of use under the management of the Ministry of Science and Technology. and technology;

dd) Organize activities to consider and award national quality awards; managing activities of considering and giving awards for product and goods quality of organizations and individuals according to the provisions of law;

e) Organize and perform state management of goods labels, identification of products and goods; organizing the deployment, research and application of technology on trademarks.

9. Regarding assessment of conformity with standards and technical regulations:

a) Help the Ministry of Science and Technology to uniformly manage and guide activities of assessment of conformity with standards and technical regulations, announcement of standard conformity, announcement of regulation conformity, accreditation of assessment organizations. suitability;

b) Organize the registration of activities of conformity assessment organizations to recognize conformity assessment organizations in their assigned management domains in accordance with law;

c) Designate conformity assessment organizations to carry out testing, certification, inspection and verification activities in accordance with national technical regulations promulgated by the Ministry of Science and Technology and according to regulations of the Ministry of Science and Technology. law; guide the appointment of conformity assessment organizations of ministries, branches and localities;

d) To assume the prime responsibility for the implementation or coordinate with relevant ministries and branches in the implementation of treaties, international treaties, agreements and agreements on mutual recognition of results of conformity assessment in the field of standards and regulations. technical regulations, measurement, productivity, quality of products, goods, goods labels and codes and barcodes as assigned by the Minister of Science and Technology;

dd) Guide the implementation of conformity assessment methods according to national technical regulations promulgated by the Ministry of Science and Technology;

e) Consulting, evaluating quality management systems; managing the training of experts on product certification and certification, management system certification; issue, suspend or cancel the validity of the certificate of registration of conformity assessment activities, decide to appoint a conformity assessment organization in the field assigned to manage according to the provisions of law.

10. Regarding codes and barcodes:

a) Organize the implementation, research and application of numeric and barcode technology and related technologies; register, issue and manage the barcode database system;

b) Organizing the implementation of technical, scientific and technological service activities in the field of barcodes; exploit the database of codes and barcodes;

c) Provide professional guidance on operation of codes and barcodes.

11. Assume the prime responsibility for organizing the inspection, examination, control and handling of violations of the law in the field of measurement; productivity; product and goods quality; goods labels; QR code; Conformity assessment; national announcements and inquiries; national quality award in accordance with the law. Settle complaints and denunciations and perform anti-corruption activities in accordance with law. Coordinating with relevant agencies in organizing the inspection, examination, control and handling of law violations in the production and trading of counterfeit, banned and unqualified goods and other acts of commercial fraud related to the field of standards and technical regulations.

12. Implement unified management of activities of Vietnam’s network of notification and inquiry agencies on technical barriers to trade.

13. Organization of research, application and deployment of service activities related to national standards and international standards in the field of mechanics, welding techniques, non-destructive testing techniques, automation techniques accordance with the provisions of law and international practices.

14. To carry out international cooperation on standards and technical regulations; measure; productivity and quality of products and goods; goods labels; QR code; Conformity assessment; national announcements and inquiries; national quality award in accordance with the law; represent Vietnam at international and regional organizations in these fields under decisions of competent state agencies.

15. Professional and technical training and retraining for agencies, organizations and enterprises on standards and technical regulations; measure; productivity; product and goods quality; goods labels; QR code; Conformity assessment; national announcements and inquiries; National Quality Award.

16. To guide and create conditions for associations, organizations and individuals to participate in activities of standards and technical regulations; measure; productivity; goods product quality; goods labels; QR code; Conformity assessment; national announcements and inquiries; National Quality Award.

17. Manage and organize the implementation of projects that the General Department of Standards, Metrology and Quality is assigned as the investor in accordance with the law.

18. Organizing scientific research, applying scientific and technological advances, consulting on technology transfer; information, propaganda and advice on standards and technical regulations; measure; productivity; product and goods quality; goods labels; QR code; Conformity assessment; national announcements and inquiries; National Quality Award.

19. Organizing the implementation of service activities in the field of standards and technical regulations; measure; productivity; product and goods quality; goods labels; QR code; Conformity assessment; national announcements and inquiries; national quality award in accordance with the law.

20. Implement administrative reform in the field of standards and technical regulations; measure; productivity; product and goods quality; goods labels; QR code; Conformity assessment; national announcements and inquiries; national quality awards according to the objectives and contents of the PAR program and plan approved by the competent authority.

21. Manage, guide and organize the implementation and inspection of the application of the advanced quality management system in the operations of state administrative agencies.

22. Managing the organizational apparatus, payrolls of civil servants and public employees and the number of people working; implement the salary, appointment, re-appointment, transfer, rotation, dismissal, resignation, secondment, retirement, job termination, reward and discipline regimes for civil servants, public employees and employees. activities under the management of the General Department in accordance with the law and decentralized by the Minister of Science and Technology.

23. Manage assigned finance, assets and other resources according to the provisions of law and decentralization of the Minister of Science and Technology.

24. Perform other tasks and powers assigned by the Minister of Science and Technology and in accordance with law.