Consumer Electronics

12/ 01/ 2016

On 1 January 2016 the Government Resolution “On Adoption of Technical Regulations on Low Voltage” N1067 as of 16 December 2015 (Resolution N1067) was officially published. It will enter into force on 1 July 2016.

The safety requirements for electrical equipment, designed for use within certain voltage limits, were harmonized with the relevant requirements of the European Union (EU) by the above mentioned Resolution No 1067.

The Consumer Electronics Committee of the European Business Association (the EBA Committee) actively cooperated with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (the MinEconomy) during the drafting of the Technical Regulations on Low Voltage (the Technical regulations). We are grateful to the MinEconomy for taking into account the EBA proposals, including language requirements for technical documentation (test reports, drawings, etc.) and cooperation with market surveillance in general.

The EBA welcomes publication of the Government Resolution N1067. We believe that its adoption will promote the signing of the Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products with the EU, which would be a significant step towards Ukraine’s integration with the EU internal market and recognition of CE labeling in Ukraine.

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 the Technical Regulations on Low Voltage adopted by the Governmental Resolution N1149 from 29 October 2009 is in force in Ukraine. It was elaborated on the basis of the Directive 2006/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the harmonisation of the laws of Member States relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits.

At the same time, in 2014, the EU adopted a new Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits (enters into force on 20 April 2016). The Technical regulations approved by Government Resolution N1067, was elaborated on the basis of the Directive 2014/35/EC.

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