Vyacheslav Pronin, Deputy Director of the Rosspetsmash Association, took part in the next meeting of the Interdepartmental Industry Working Group (IWG) on countering the illegal circulation of automotive products, agricultural machinery, self-propelled vehicles and other types of equipment, chaired by the head of Rosstandart, the head of the IWG Alexei Abramov.
The IWG was established under the State Commission for Combating Illicit Traffic in Industrial Products.
Alexei Kuleshov, deputy director of Rosstandart, reported on problems in the automotive market and the market for self-propelled cars, as well as on measures taken to combat the release of products that do not meet established requirements. Measures to improve the oversight mechanisms were proposed by the IWG Executive Secretaries Denis Zagarin and Vyacheslav Pronin.
Since 2018, Rosstandart began to carry out control measures in relation to automotive vehicles using destructive testing methods (“crash tests”). At the suggestion of the Rosspetsmash Association and factories, in 2020, special attention will be paid to agricultural and self-propelled machinery made from used components, which is being sold under the guise of a new one.
During crash tests, the strength of the cab, the seat belt attachment points, and the seat attachment strength will be checked. The non-destructive testing method will check the effectiveness of brakes, restraint systems, environmental friendliness of exhausts and other parameters.
According to Vyacheslav Pronin, an important decision has been made that will allow us to demonstrate that it is necessary to protect the Russian market from products whose production is the result of unfair competition. Such manufacturers not only act to the detriment of the economy, but the equipment they produce is a real threat to both human health and human life. In addition, the issue of environmental damage caused by these machines has repeatedly been raised.
The results of the past and previous meetings of the group have already shown that this is an effective platform for the development of mechanisms to combat the illicit traffic in the automotive industry and specialized engineering.
Author: the KVEDOMOSTI.R