Main 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 under the scope of the New Approach Directives;
  • 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;
  • Designation and supervision of conformity assessment bodies for products under the scope of the New Approach Directives;
  • Supervision of dam walls and related facilities.
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    The SAMTS activity is regulated by following 10 laws:

  • Law on technical requirements for products (LTRP);
  • Law on consumer protection (LCP);
  • Law on environment protection (LEP);
  • Law on protection against harmful influence of chemical substances and mixtures (LPHICSM);
  • Law on measurements (LM);
  • Law on automobile transport (LAT);
  • Waste management act (WMA);
  • Renewable energy sources law (RESL);
  • Law on tourism (LT);
  • Water Act.
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    Main objectives in carrying out SAMTS activities are:

  • Protection of society and environment against dangerous and non-complying with the essential requirements industrial products, false measuring results and liquid fuels of poor quality;
  • Ensuring equal conditions for marketing of products, which fall within the competencies of SAMTS, on the Bulgarian market as part of the single European market;
  • To support the functioning of the national conformity assessment system;
  • Ensuring safe operation of dams by performing a reliable and effective control of the technical condition and proper exploitation of dam walls and related facilities.