Framework Agreement signed between UNI and the Republic of San Marino
The Agreement lays the foundations for the structuring of a San Marino Standardization Body.
The Secretary of State for Industry, Crafts and Commerce, Technological Research, Legislative Simplification of the Republic of San Marino, Fabio Righi and the President of the Italian Standards Body (UNI) Giuseppe Rossi this morning they signed a three-year Framework Agreement, the aims of which are to be sought cooperation in the identification and development of a portfolio of services and research, innovation, standardization, internationalization and development training programs, the experimentation of a technical standardization model applicable to the territorial, economic and political reality of the Titano and assistance in structuring of a National Standardization Body of the Republic of San Marino.
“The agreement represents a fundamental step forward for all San Marino companies, actually the majority, which work in the Italian supply chains” – he underlined Fabio Righi (Secretary of State for Industry of the Republic of San Marino).
Giuseppe Rossi (UNI President) declared: “This agreement makes it possible to enrich the skills present in the UNI technical bodies (but also in the European CEN and international ISO ones) and therefore to improve the definition of
The programs and initiatives will concern the access of San Marino economic operators to standardization activities, within the UNI Technical Commissions; the possibility, for them, to participate in national representations for European (CEN) and international (ISO) regulatory offices and to present a pre-regulatory activity by activating Work Tables for the development of specific Reference Practices; mutual involvement in research and innovation projects financed at, or internationally, level, especially on the national subject of internationalization, where the activity of “standardization” is explicitly or implicitly referred to among the European aims of the projects; the definition and implementation of activities for the dissemination of technical-scientific knowledge and the culture of standardization; the recognition, by the Secretariat of State for Industry, Crafts and Commerce, of the value of products and services certified with the UNI Mark also in the territory of the Republic of San Marino and access, for San Marino operators, to certification with the UNI Mark for their own products and services; access to UNI archives and assistance in researching technical standards for San Marino economic operators by opening a special “UNI counter” in the Republic of San Marino, at the Secretariat of State for Industry, Crafts and Commerce or other subject, where activated a subscription for free consultation of the entire UNI regulatory catalog; the establishment of specific regulatory “packages” of interest to San Marino operators, to be made available to them at favorable conditions; UNI’s support and assistance in the future planning of a specific National Standardization Body of the Republic of San Marino.