The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (hereinafter – the Ministry) has taken into account the European Business Association’s (hereinafter – the EBA) proposal in the draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (hereinafter – the CMU) “On Amendments to the Action Plans Approved by the CMU Resolution On Adoption of Technical Regulations on Energy Labelling of Consumer Electronics dated 7 August 2013 No702” (hereinafter – the Draft CMU Resolution) which was published on the Ministry’s official website on 19 March 2014.
Background:The CMU Resolution “On Adoption of Technical Regulations on Energy Labelling of Consumer Electronics” from 7 August 2013 No702 (hereinafter – the CMU Resolution No702) provides for the obligatory implementation of state market surveillance of energy products, household electric refrigerators, household washing machines on their compliance with the requirements of the technical regulations from 1 July 2014. At the same time, CMU Resolution No702 requires significant amending. Moreover, a number of national standards have to be adopted for its efficient application and the methodological recommendations must be elaborated. Thus, the EBA Consumer Electronics Committee has actively advocated the idea of changing the date from which the state authorities will check the equipment’s compliance on an obligatory basis from 1 July 2014 to 1 July 2015.
As a result of the EBA’s efforts, on 19 March 2014, the Ministry published the Draft CMU Resolution that prescribes amendments to the Action Plans approved by CMU Resolution No702 and postponed for a year the date of the implementation of the obligatory state market surveillance.
We would like to express our gratitude to the management of the Ministry for their effective and constructive cooperation in finding a solution to this very important issue for consumer electronics industry and we hope for our fruitful cooperation in the future.
Moreover, we would like to thank all EBA members who supported and contributed to the EBA lobbying efforts that resulted in this progress and we will keep you updated on all further developments!