Tested in the Arctic: Yakutia rolls out new product certification system
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Tested in the Arctic: Yakutia rolls out new product certification system

Manufacturers will be able to use a new voluntary certification system, “Tested in the Arctic,” and apply this label to products and designs tested in Yakutia’s harsh climate. The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart) and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) have already registered this system.

“The project was conceived to test designs and products in the Arctic: if they work in these harsh conditions, they will be good anywhere in the world. Of course, we must use the advantages created by our climate and smart economy mechanisms for developing the Arctic territories,” Tested in the Arctic project leader, Deputy Head of the Bulunsky District Vladimir Miloslavsky said.

He went on to say that Russian tech solutions tested in low-temperature environments could use the Tested in the Arctic voluntary certification system to set themselves apart from the competition.

“This testing could include clothing, mechanical rubber goods and car parts, as well as communication systems, buildings and other structures, and paint and coatings. These tests will also provide producers insight into how to improve the quality of their products and make them more competitive,” he pointed out.

Mr. Miloslavsky expects this certification program to contribute to the development of the Arctic territories and help attract investment.

“We could set up an ecosystem that includes testing and production sites, research centers and multi-purpose testing labs with dedicated marketplaces,” he said.