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Consumer Electronics

03/ 02/ 2016

The Draft Technical Regulations on Radio Equipment in line with EBA proposals and harmonized with respective EU Directive were published on 22 January 2016.

In June 2015 the State Service for Special Communications of Ukraine and Information Protection (State Service) created a Working Group on elaboration the Draft Technical Regulations. Experts of the Consumer Electronics Committee of the European Business Association (EBA Committee) joined this Working Group and were actively involved in drafting and improving the Draft Technical Regulations.

The EBA Committee advocated for maximum harmonisation of the Draft Technical Regulations with the relevant EU Directive. Many of the EBA Committee’s proposals were taken into account in the Draft Technical Regulations, in particular, relating the obligations of producers and importers, terminology, cooperation with market regulations and the form of the simplified declaration of conformity.

The EBA Committee welcomes the publication of the Draft Technical Regulations and will continue to participate in further improvements to ensure its compliance with the interests of the business community.

We would like to thank the state authorities for their constructive cooperation and all EBA members who supported and contributed to our lobbying efforts!

Legal background:

Currently Technical Regulations on Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment adopted by Governmental Resolution N679 from 24 June 2009 is in force in Ukraine.

At the same time, in 2014, the EU adopted a new Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to making available on the market of radio equipment and repealing Directive 1999/5/EC (enters into force on 13 June 2016). The Draft Technical Regulations were elaborated on the basis of Directive 2014/53/EC.

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