Actual Problems of
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DOI: 10.21202/1993-047X.15.2021.2.235-248

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Authors :
1. Evgeniy A. Kapoguzov, Doctor of Economics, Associate Professor, Head of the Department “Economic theory and global economy”
Omsk State University named after F. M. Dostoevsky

2. Roman I. Chupin, PhD (Sociology), Researcher
Institute for Economics and Industrial Production Organization of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

New trends of institutional changes in the system of technical regulation of the consumer goods quality in EAEU

Objective: to evaluate the promising directions of export/re-export of consumer goods quality assessment institutions in the EAEU space, taking into account the implementation of a modern approach to sectoral regulation.
Methods: the study uses the methods and tools of institutional analysis, in particular, the analysis of mormative and organizational aspects of the technical regulation systems functioning in the EU and EAEU countries.
Results: Over the past two decades, numerous institutional changes have taken place in the system of quality standards for consumer goods. Despite these changes, the system of standards has significant shortcomings, largely associated with the need to take into account the interests of a narrow circle of “influence groups” and the irrational consumer behavior. The turning point in the current situation, which can be observed today, is due to the operational transformation, the complication of the organizational structure of standardization within the country, and the development of digital technologies and the consumer cultural transformation. The analysis of the EAEU technical regulation system showed a contradiction between the quality regulation procedures in the subsystem of regulation, certification, and quality control. Based on the analysis of modern
approaches to assessing the quality of consumer goods at the state level, the authors propose an improved institutional design of the technical regulation system of the consumer goods quality. It is also found that, regardless of the results of monitoring within the Eurasian space, the formation of national standards with reference to the standards of other countries is the most probable option for institutional changes in the sphere of technical regulation.
Scientific novelty: the study offers recommendations for improving the system of formal institutions for monitoring the consumer goods quality; that includes defining the principles and developing an algorithm for monitoring the consumer goods quality, taking into account the current trends in the development of the technical regulation system of consumer goods quality in the EAEU.
Practical significance: the results obtained can be used by the Eurasian Economic Commission, as well as by national bodies for standardization and certification when developing and justifying the strategy of the technical regulation system development.

Keywords :
Economics and national economy management; Technical regulation; Institutional design; Export/re-export of institutions; Sectoral regulation; Monitoring of the consumer goods quality

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Citation :
Kapoguzov E. A., Chupin R. I. New trends of institutional changes in the system of technical regulation of the consumer goods quality in EAEU, Actual Problems of Economics and Law, 2021, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 235–248 (in Russ.). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21202/1993-047X.15.2021.2.235-248

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