Standards

Statement of Implementation

IMPLEMENTATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE AGREEMENT ON TECHNICAL BARRIERS TO TRADE
Revised Statement from Malaysia
June 2012
 
The contact address is:
Secretary General
Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia
Block 10, Jalan Duta
50622 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
The contact address is:
Director General
Department of Standards Malaysia
Century Square
Level 1&2, Block 2300, Jalan Usahawan
63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia
 
The contact address is:
SIRIM Berhad
1, Persiaran Dato' Menteri
P.O. Box 7035
40911 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
 
I. STANDARDS
 
II. TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
 
Texts of technical regulations are available for purchase from:
Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad (PNMB)
Jalan Chan Sow Lin
50554 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
III. CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES
 
  1. The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is the overall responsible agency for the implementation of Malaysia's obligations under the World Trade Organization.
  2. MITI has appointed Department of Standards Malaysia (hereinafter referred to as Standards Malaysia) as the focal point for the implementation of Malaysia's obligations under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade.
  3. SIRIM Berhad is the National Enquiry Point for Malaysia.
  4. A National Mirror Committee on World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (NMC WTO TBT) headed by Standards Malaysia for coordinating matters related to Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade has been established to co-ordinate implementation of Malaysia's obligations under the Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement. The committee comprises representatives from government ministries and other related national organisations.
  5. Standards Malaysia is established under the Standards of Malaysia Act 1996 (Act 549) and Standards of Malaysia (Amendment) Act 2012. Standards Malaysia is the National Standards Body (NSB).
  6. As the National Standards Body (NSB) for Malaysia, Standards Malaysia has accepted the WTO TBT Code of Good Practice for the Preparation, Adoption and Application of Standards.
  7. Standards Malaysia may appointed any organization in Malaysia as the national standards development agency to develop standards under the provisions of the Standards of Malaysia (Amendment)Act 2012. Under this arrangement, Standards Malaysia maintains responsibility for all policy matters and approval of Malaysian Standards (MS).
  8. All draft Malaysian Standards (MS) are issued for public comment by announcement and publication on Standards Malaysia's website for a comment period of sixty (60) days at http://www.jsm.gov.my.
  9. The work programme of Malaysian Standards (MS) is published on Standards Malaysia's website at http://www.smsonline.gov.my.
  10. Malaysian Standards (MS) are available for purchase from Standards Malaysia through its online sales system (MS Online) at http://www.msonline.gov.my.
  11. All Malaysian Standards are voluntary unless referred to in specific technical regulations.
  12. Technical regulations are developed and implemented by authorised regulatory agencies.
  13. Federal regulatory agencies have the responsibility for developing and implementing technical regulations for matters under federal government jurisdiction. State governments are responsible for matters related to land and water and are responsible for technical regulations thereof.
  14. A list of regulatory agencies is published on Standards Malaysia's website at http://www.jsm.gov.my.
  15. Publication of technical regulations adopted by the Malaysian Government is published in the Government Gazette.
  16. The texts of the technical regulations are available on-line (on subscription) at http://www.lawnet.com.my.
  17. Standards Malaysia is established under the Standards of Malaysia Act 1996 (Act 549). Standards Malaysia is the National Accreditation Body (NAB).
  18. As the National Accreditation Body (NAB) for Malaysia, Standards Malaysia adheres to the relevant International Standards and Guides for accreditation of laboratory (testing including medical and calibration), certification bodies and inspection bodies.
  19. Standards Malaysia is a signatory to the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (PAC MLA) and to the International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (IAF MLA) for Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Product Certification (PC).
  20. Standards Malaysia is also a signatory to the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangement (APLAC MRA) for testing (including medical) and calibration, and to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC MRA) for testing (including medical) and calibration.
  21. A list of accredited laboratories (testing including medical and calibration) and certification bodies is published on Standards Malaysia's website at http://www.jsm.gov.my.
  22. The Malaysian national measurement system is defined by the National Measurement System Act 2007 (Act 675). The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism is responsible for aspects of legal metrology related to measurement in trade. The implementation of legal metrology related to retail trade is governed by the Weights and Measures Act 1972 (Act 71).
  23. National Measurements Standards are maintained by the NML-SIRIM which has been appointed as the National Measurement Standards Laboratory under the National Measurements System Act 2007 (Act 675). NML-SIRIM has been appointed as the custodian of weights and measures by the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism.
  24. Malaysia through NML-SIRIM is a member state of the Metre Convention and signatory to the Global International Committee for Weights and Measures (Comitè International des Poids at Measures - CIPM) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (CIPM-MRA) on the recognition of National Measurement Standards and Calibration Certificates. NML-SIRIM is also a member of Asia-Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP), Asia-Pacific Legal Metrology Forum (APLMF) and corresponding member of International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML).
  25. Foreign conformity assessment bodies are permitted to operate within Malaysia in accordance with national laws.