The National Quality Plan 2018, approved by the Interministerial Quality Committee in past days, “contemplates an articulated management between the public and private sectors to ensure compliance with optimal health standards,” the entity said in a statement.
And it also talks about regulating for security, preservation of the environment and protection of consumer rights. The Plan, he says, seeks to improve the quality of products and services that are developed and offered in the country, “to achieve greater productivity in the industrial sector and obtain competitive advantages that allow its insertion in international markets.”
The application of the 2018 Quality Plan will allow to project higher indexes of quality, productivity and competitiveness in the intervened sectors. Ecuadorian businessmen, on the other hand, hope that this regulation will not generate obstacles and setbacks in their production processes, as it happens.
The Law of the Ecuadorian System of Quality and the Organic Law of Consumer Protection are normative legal instruments considered in the Plan, as well as metrology, standardization and evaluation of conformity.
The Ecuadorian Normalization Service (INEN) claims to be the national technical agency with competence in metrology and standardization. “Standardization is an activity aimed at establishing the requirements that must be met by the products manufactured and services that are marketed, as well as the test or test methods that evaluate compliance,” he said.
According to the Plan, entities previously certified or accredited by the Ecuadorian Accreditation Service (SAE) are responsible for the assessment of compliance with respect to the competencies of persons, processes or management systems, products and / or services, taking as reference the standards and technical regulations. (I)