National standardization technical committees are set up at the request of stakeholders and approved by the ISM decision.
The composition of the technical committees must ensure a balanced representation of stakeholders in the field, as appropriate: manufacturers, users, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), research and development, design, education, testing laboratories, certification bodies, professional associations or organizations, consumer associations, market surveillance authorities, as well as regulatory authorities in the field.
The representative of the technical committee is the legal person, in its capacity as an interested party in the standardization works. The representation in the technical committee of each interested party is done through a single specialist, hereinafter referred to as a member of the technical committee. The delegated person must have and be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
- To have experience in the elaboration or use of standards;
- To be able to examine a draft standard or a standard and possibly to submit objections or proposals for improvement or harmonization;
- To have experience in the field covered by the technical committee.
- The work of the technical committee must ensure respect for the national interest, take into account all important points of view and ensure, through public inquiry, that each Moldovan standard, as well as all other work developed, is based on a set of authoritative opinion.
- The technical committees are partly responsible for the draft standards and all other work developed (standardization programs; regular review of standards; European, international and interstate standardization work).
- Technical committees should take into account all ISO/IEC, CEN/CENELEC and EASC work in their field of activity, as well as all work on related topics carried out by other technical committees.
- elaboration of Moldovan standards;
- examination of international, regional (European and interstate) and other countries’ standards and submitting proposals to the National Standardization Institute for their subsequent takeover as Moldovan standards;
- examination of draft international and European standards in order to promote and respect the national interest;
- harmonization of Moldovan standards with European and international ones;
- examination of the draft interstate standards in order to formulate the point of view regarding their application in the country;
- submitting proposals for the elaboration of the national standardization program;
- submitting proposals for the interstate standardization program;
- collaboration with international and regional technical committees (European and interstate) for standardization.