The issuance of the Work Program is an obligation undertaken by the standardization bodies by accepting the Code of Good Practice for preparation, adoption, and application of standards, as well as observing the principle of transparency in accordance with European Regulation No. 1025/2012 of the European Parliament and the Council refers to European standardization. The acceptance of the said Code is determined by the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade of the World Trade Organization (WTO / TBT).
The work program, in the section "Program for the adoption of Macedonian standards", contains the list of all standardization projects that are prepared at the proposal of government bodies, business entities, technical bodies of ISRSM, and other stakeholders. As a priority, the Program contains all the new draft European standards, which as an obligation that the Institute has towards the European standardization bodies must be adopted as Macedonian.