Unit Nine. Cooperation between standards organizations of Europe and CIS


Pre-text exercise. Transcribe and translate the following words: 

 


Brussels

European

Memorandum

Council

Metrology

Collaboration

Facilitate

Ceremony

Jubilee

Mutual

Compatibility

Harmonization

Sustainable

Accessibility

Installations

Machinery

Petroleum

Equipment

Intergovernmental

Responsibility

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Georgia

Moldova

Russia

Tajikistan

Turkmenistan

Uzbekistan

Ukraine


 

Read and translate the text.

 

Cooperation between standards organizations of Europe and CIS

Brussels, 25 May 2012 - The European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electro technical Standardization (CENELEC) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Euro-Asian Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (EASC).  This agreement provides a basis for closer collaboration on various aspects of standardization, which will facilitate trade in goods and services between Europe and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

The CEN-CENELEC-ETSI-EASC Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the Presidents of the four organizations and was formally concluded at a ceremony in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 24 May 2012, during the 41st EASC jubilee meeting, in the presence of Mr. Ryskeldy А. Satbaev, President of EASC (left) and Mr. Francisco VerderaMarí, External Relations Officer representing the European Standards Organizations (right).

Under the agreement, CEN, CENELEC, ETSI and EASC commit themselves to working together through targeted dialogues on issues of joint interest, and facilitating the mutual acceptance, compatibility and recognition of standards. By promoting the harmonization of standards at international level, they also seek to facilitate trade between the European Union and the CIS countries, thereby contributing to sustainable growth.

EASC will cooperate with CEN, CENELEC and ETSI on standardization activities in relation to a wide range of sectors including: accessibility, construction, foodstuffs, electrical installations, energy efficiency, machinery, medical engineering, networked technologies (smart grids, smart meters, etc.), petroleum products, railways, services and telecommunication equipment.

Euro-Asian Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (EASC) is the internationally recognised name for the Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The Council was created in 1992 as an intergovernmental body with responsibility for the formulation and carrying out of coordinated policy in the field of standardization, metrology and certification.

EASC is recognized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Its members are the National Standards Bodies of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.

 

Exercise I. Insert the right preposition:

for, on, of, in, by, at, to, with, out

 

         1. This agreement provides a basis __________ closer collaboration __________ various aspects __________ standardization, which will facilitate trade __________ goods and services between Europe and the countries of the Commonwealth __________ Independent States.

         2. The Memorandum of Understanding has been signed __________ the Presidents __________ the four organizations and was formally concluded __________ a ceremony __________ Almaty, Kazakhstan __________ 24 May 2012.

         3. __________ promoting the harmonization __________ standards __________ international level, they also seek to facilitate trade between the European Union and the CIS countries, thereby contributing __________. sustainable growth.

         4. The Council was created __________ 1992 as an intergovernmental body __________ responsibility __________ the formulation and carrying __________. of coordinated policy __________ the field of standardization, metrology and certification.

 

Exercise II. Complete the sentences with the following words:

Provide, facilitate, sign, conclude, facilitate, sustainable, cooperate, create, coordinated.

 

         1. This agreement __________ a basis for closer collaboration on various aspects of standardization, which will __________ trade in goods and services between Europe and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

         2. The CEN-CENELEC-ETSI-EASC Memorandum of Understanding has been __________ by the Presidents of the four organizations and was formally __________ at a ceremony in Almaty.

         3. By promoting the harmonization of standards at international level, they also seek to __________ trade between the European Union and the CIS countries, thereby contributing to __________ growth.

         4. EASC will __________ with CEN, CENELEC and ETSI on standardization activities in relation to a wide range of sectors including.

         5. The Council was __________ in 1992 as an intergovernmental body with responsibility for the formulation and carrying out of __________ policy in the field of standardization, metrology and certification.