Consumer Electronics

12/ 07/ 2013

The Resolution “On Amendments to CMU Resolution N 679 from 24 June 2009” that foresaw changes to the Technical Regulations on Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment” (hereinafter – the CMU Resolution) and took into consideration most of the EBA proposals was adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and finally published on the official web-site of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Background: The Technical Regulations on Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (hereinafter – the Technical Regulations) have a number of provisions that are not harmonized with Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council “On Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment and the Mutual Recognition of their Conformity” from 9 March 1999 (hereinafter – the Directive 1999/5/EC). Moreover, the draft CMU Resolution elaborated by the State Service for Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine instead of solving existing problems would have created additional burdensome requirements that could lead to significant time and monetary costs for manufacturers. E.g. the original draft CMU Resolution proposed to include into the declaration of conformity (hereinafter – the DoC) information on product specifications (band class radiation, the maximum output power of the transmitter, antenna gain, bandwidth radiation transmitter, etc.) and the requirement to register the DoC in the Central Executive Authority in the field of Communications (hereinafter – the CEA).

Thus, the EBA Consumer Electronics Committee has elaborated a number of position papers and attended many meetings during which we have lobbied against the abovementioned proposals. As a result of the EBA’s efforts the original draft CMU Resolution was amended. The adopted CMU Resolution took into consideration the EBA proposals on the form of the DoC. In particular, requirements on indication of product specifications and registration of the DoC in the CEA were excluded from the form of the DoC. Moreover, the CMU Resolution prolonged the date of obligatory application of the Technical Regulations. It will start from the 1 December 2013. On the other hand, the EBA is convinced that the Technical Regulations still have to be harmonised in accordance with Directive 1999/5/EC, in particular, requirements on the conformity of assessment procedures.

We would like to thank all EBA members who supported and contributed to our lobbying efforts that resulted in this progress. Moreover, we would like to thank the Ukrainian Government and the State Service of Ukraine for Regulatory Policy and Entrepreneurship Development for support of our proposals and openness to the dialogue with business. The EBA will continue our activity aimed to create a business friendly environment in the sphere of radio technologies in Ukraine.

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