Structure and activities

STATE AGENCY FOR METROLOGICAL AND TECHNICAL SURVEILLANCE (SAMTS) is the state surveillance authority.

SAMTS carries out the following activities:

  • Market surveillance of products placed on the market and/or put into service within the scope of Directives and Regulations under the New Legislative Framework;
  • Market surveillance of construction products; products related to the energy consumption as regards the eco design requirements; electrical and electronic equipment in relation to the restrictions of the use of certain dangerous substances and its waste;
  • Technical inspection of high-risk equipment;
  • Quality control of liquid fuels;
  • Metrological supervision;
  • Authorization of persons for verification of measuring instruments;
  • Registration and control of persons who carry out installation, inspection and/or repair of tachographs;
  • Issuing permissions to persons for conformity assessment;
  • Supervision of dam walls and related facilities;
  • Quality control of solid fuels for domestic heating.

At present SAMTS has 468 employees and the follow structure:

  • Management: President, Vice Presidents, Secretary General and financial surveyors;
  • General Administration:

a) Directorate “Financial and economic activities and project management” – D FEAPM;
b) Directorate “Administrative, legal and information services” – D ALIS

  • Specialized Administration:

a) Directorate General Market surveillance – GD MS;
b) Directorate General Technical inspection – GD TI;
c) Directorate General Quality control of liquid fuels – GD QCLF;
d) Directorate General Metrological supervision – GD MSv;
e) Directorate Designation of conformity assessment bodies – D DCAB;
f) Directorate General Supervision of dams and related facilities  – DG SDRF;
g) Directorate General Quality control of solid fuels for domestic heating – DG QCFDH

The SAMTS activities are regulated by following 10 laws:

  • Law on technical requirements for products (LTRP);
  • Law on consumer protection (LCP);
  • Law on protection against harmful influence of chemical substances and  mixtures (LPHICSM);
  • Law on ambient clean air (LACA);
  • Law on measurements (LM);
  • Law on automobile transport (LAT);
  • Waste management act (WMA);
  • Renewable energy sources law (RESL);
  • Law on tourism (LT);
  • Water Act.

The Main objectives in carrying out the SAMTS activities are strategic and operative.