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Risk Management

WP6 Risk Management

Introduction

Risk management aims to safeguard against hazards that stem from the quality of products and services – or lack thereof – that have the potential to cause harm or damage the health and safety of consumers and the environment. Standards and technical regulations are – among other things – risk mitigation tools and they should be proportionate to risks they were set out to address. Development and enforcement of regulations require application of the state-of-the-art risk management tools. Applying best practice on risk management in regulatory frameworks and international trade results in regulations that make products safe, make organizations’ processes stable and ensure consumers are better protected from hazards without stifling growth and creating barriers to trade. The Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems (GRM) is the focal point within WP.6 for this work.

In focus

WP.6-e-learning

An e-learning training on risk management is now available on the UNECE-WP.6 LearnQI portal. This training targets a beginner level knowledge on risk management and provides the basis to understand how risk management is applied to quality infrastructure.

 
Key deliverables
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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.6/2011/14
Recommendation P on Crisis Management within a Regulatory Systems

2011

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.6/2011/14/Rev.1
Recommendation P on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems v2

2020

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.6/2011/4
Recommendation R on Managing Risk in Regulatory Frameworks

2011

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ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2016/7
Recommendation S on Applying Predictive Risk Management Tools for Targeted Market Surveillance

2016

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ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2018/5
Recommendation
T on Standards and Regulations for Sustainable Development

2018

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ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2020/6
Recommendation V on Addressing Product Non-Compliance Risk in International Trade

2020

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ECE/TRADE/390
Risk Management in Regulatory Frameworks

2012

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Standards and normative mechanisms for disaster risk reduction

2014

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Managing Risk for Safe, Efficient Trade: Guide for Border Regulators

Joint publication with ITC

2021

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History

The Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems (GRM) was established in 2010. The Group of Experts aims at an improved management of hazards that have the potential to affect the quality of products and services, and/or cause harm or damage to people, the environment, property and immaterial assets. To this end, it systematizes and applies best practice on risk management in regulatory activities and international trade.

Impact

Methodologies and best practice developed by the GRM on building risk-based regulatory and enforcement frameworks:

  1. serve as a basis for variety of capacity building and technical assistance projects, undertaken in developed and developing countries, including Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia and Tajikistan,
  2. lie at the core of several international guidance documents on regulatory best practice and international trade,
  3. contribute to development of international standards and risk management work of a wide range of international organizations.
Events

Official meetings of the Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems (GRM)

Other events related to risk management organized by WP.6

    Policies and procedures

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    ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2021/10 Annex 3
    Terms of reference of the Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems (GRM)

    2021

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