Industrial Visa-Free Regime: the EU Prepared Preliminary Report and Recommendations for Ukraine

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Industrial Visa-Free Regime: the EU Prepared Preliminary Report and Recommendations for Ukraine

EU experts recorded Ukraine's progress in implementing European standards on the way to the Agreement on the Conformity Assessment and Admissibility of Manufactured Goods (ACAA)

According to the "European Pravda" resource, this is stated in a statement by the Delegation of the EU to Ukraine on the results of the first phase of assessment.

The experts analyzed more than 80 Ukrainian legal acts. They pointed out the progress in the harmonization of the Ukrainian legislation on the national infrastructure of quality and industrial goods with the main provisions of the EU.
The deficiencies identified concern the system of market surveillance in Ukraine, as well as the use of product labels by Ukrainian producers. The report also contains recommendations for the Ukrainian government to address these issues.

The EU supports Ukraine in working to address these shortcomings, in particular through the implementation of the National Quality Infrastructure Twinning project.

"While a large number of relevant Ukrainian regulations partially or fully comply with EU principles and rules, there is a need for further steps necessary for harmonization, particularly in the areas of market surveillance, notification procedures and product requirements," the report says.

The second stage of the preliminary assessment will focus on the implementation of the analyzed Ukrainian legislation. After that, the formal evaluation and negotiation of the ACAA will take place.The ACAA is the recognition of the equivalence of the system of technical regulation and conformity assessment to the European one, which would allow manufacturers of industrial products to obtain the necessary certificates in Ukraine, instead of going to the EU in search of an official representative (EU resident) who can obtain the certificate.

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