The Slovak Standards Institute (SUTN) was entrusted with the development, approval and publication of Slovak standards STN. This is in accordance with Act No. 64/1999 on Technical requirements of products and conformity assessment and on the change and amendments of some Acts in the wording of 436/2001. SUTN, as the National Standardization Body, is the national member of CEN, CENELEC, ISO, and IEC and NNO for ETSI.
In January 1993, after splitting of Czechoslovakia into two independent states, the Slovak Office of Standards, Metrology and Testing (UNMS), a governmental body, undertook coordination functions in standardization, metrology and testing in Slovakia. SUTN was founded in 1993 as a state financed organization. On 1 January 1999, the status of SUTN changed to that of a State subsidized organization. In January 2000, SUTN became the national standardization body and joined international and European standardization organizations as a member. In 2004, SUTN was certified according to ISO 9001: 2000 by certification companies CQS and CERTICOM.
SUTN is the National Information Centre competent for all information regarding standards: all national standards STN, all international standards ISO and IEC, 470 000 national standards of other countries in paper or electronic form.
SUTN has established 98 National Technical Committees where 4 500 experts work.
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