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The Law of Ukraine 1315-VII On Standardization dated June 5, 2014 sets legal and organizational framework. The law took effect on January 3, 2015.

In particular, the Law of Ukraine On Standardization determines:

authorities of: a central executive body engaged in shaping policy in the field of standardization; central executive body engaged in implementation of the state policy in the field of standardization; the national standardization body, a governing board of the national standardization body, a commission on appeals and technical standardization committees (the Economic Development and Trade Ministry of Ukraine is a central executive body that shapes state policy in the field of standardization and implements the state policy in the field of standardization);

two levels of standardization depending on a standardizing body that approves the standards (national standards, approved by the national standardization body and standards and technical conditions approved by enterprises, institutions and organizations);

that the state policy in the field of standardization is based on well-balanced application of the following principles:

unbiased adoption of national standards on the principles of consensus;

voluntary application of national standards unless otherwise provided by the regulatory legal acts;

correspondence of the national standards to the legislation;

priority of acceptance of international and regional standards as national ones by Ukraine;

adoption and observing of the Code of Good Practice for the Preparation, Adoption and Application of Standards by the standardizing bodies in compliance with the Agreement of the World Trade Organization on technical barriers to trade, which is a supplement to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization of April 15, 1994.

In order to implement the Law of Ukraine On Standardization, the following was approved:

Methodology of determining the complexity and cost of standardization works (Order 1685 of the Economic Development and Trade Ministry dated October 5, 2016, registered by the Justice Ministry on October 27, 2016 under number 1405/29532);

Provisions on governing board of the national standardization body (Order 76 of the Economic Development and Trade Ministry dated February 2, 2015 registered in the Justice Ministry on February 18, 2015 under number 186/26631) and the composition of the governing board (Order 737 of the Economic Development and Trade Ministry dated May 19, 2017);

Provisions on the appeal commission and the Order it should consider appeals (Order 103 of the Economic Development and Trade Ministry dated February 9, 2015 registered in the Justice Ministry on February 23, 2015 under numbers 208/26653 and 209/26654 respectively) and the composition of the appeal commission (Order 273 of the Economic Development and Trade Ministry dated February 27, 2017).

In compliance with the Law of Ukraine On Standardization, European standards are accepted as the national ones with the identical level of conformity.

Ukraine has accepted as national standards all the harmonized European standards in compliance with the Supplement III of the Association Agreement between Ukraine on the one hand, and the European Union, the European Atomic Energy Community and their member states on the one hand (except for the standards touching the construction sector).

With its Order 2094 dated December 19, 2016, the Economic Development and Trade Ministry approved the Methodological recommendations on making lists of national standards, conformity with which guarantees presumption of conformity of products, processes related to them or methods of production or other objects with the requirements of technical regulations (hereinafter Methodological recommendations).

In compliance with the Methodological recommendations, the Economic Development and Trade Ministry has approved seven lists of national standards conformity with which provides presumption of conformity of products, processes related to them or methods of production or other objects with the requirements of technical regulations identical to respective lists of harmonized European standards.

The ministry has also approved the lists of national standards for technical regulations having the top priority for signing the Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Goods (АСАА), in particular, on:

low voltage directive (2014/35/EU, LVD);

electromagnetic compatibility (2014/30/EU, EMC);

machinery (2006/42/EU, MD).

Besides, approved are the lists of national standards for technical regulations on:

general product safety (2001/95/EU);

equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (2014/34/EU, ATEX);

restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (2011/65/EU, RoHS);

toy safety (2009/48/EU).

In compliance with the Executive Order 1163 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated November 26, 2014, since January 3, 2015, the Ukrainian Research and Training Center of Standardization, Certification and Quality (SE UkrNDNC) (Ukraine, Kyiv, 2 Sviatoshynska street, 03115, uas.org.ua) has fulfilled the functions of a national standardizing body (NSB).

In compliance with the Law of Ukraine On Standardization, the NSB functions are:

to organize and coordinate the development, adoption and abolition of national standards;

adopt and abolish national standards;

take steps to harmonize the national standards with respective international and regional standards;

prepare and approve the work program for national standardization;

coordinate technical standardization committees' activity and take decisions on establishment and disbandment of technical standardization committees.

SE UkrNDNC has adopted fundamental national standards:

DSTU 1.1:2015 (ISO/IEC Guide 2:2004, MOD) National standardization. Standardization and related activities. Glossary;

DSTU 1.2:2015 National standardization. Rules for work on national standardization;

DSTU 1.5:2015 National standardization. Rules for the elaboration, describing and formulation of national regulatory documents;

DSTU 1.7:2015 (ISO/IEC Guide 21-1:2005,ISO/IEC Guide 21-2:2005, NEQ) National standardization. Rules and methods of acceptance of international and regional regulatory documents;

DSTU 1.8:2015 National standardization. Rules for elaboration of the work program for national standardization;

DSTU 1.13:2015 National standardization. Rules for informing trade partners of Ukraine;

DSTU 1.14:2015 National standardization. Procedures of creation, activity and termination of activity of technical standardization committees.

Fundamental national standards set national terminology; rules for planning, development, description and formalization of national standards; rules and methods of acceptance of international and regional standards as the national ones; procedures of creation, activity and termination of activity of technical committees that correspond to the international and European ones and provide all the concerned parties with comprehensive information about works on standardization at the national level and prescriptions touching implementation of Ukraine's international obligations.

Please visit the SE UkrNDNC official website (uas.org.ua) to find:

National standards catalogue;

Annual work programs for national standardization;

Catalogue of technical standardization committees.

In compliance with the Catalogue of the national standards, as at early 2018, the national standards fund contained 20,227 national standards, of which: 12,882 – were international standards (6,981 ISO, IEC) and European standards (5,901 EN), accepted as the national ones.

National standards can be acquired from SE UkrNDNC both on paper-based and electronic media (the standards are available in the web shop - shop.uas.org.ua).

Work program for national standardization for 2018 envisages a total of 3,247 topics as to development of national standards projects, of which 1,813 are harmonized with the international and European ones.

A total of 188 technical standardization committees currently operate in different sectors of the Ukrainian economy. The committees are formed of representatives of state bodies, economic entities and their non-governmental organizations, employer organizations and their associations, scientific institutions and educational establishments, scientific, technical and engineering societies, consumer NGOs, trade unions, leading scientists and specialists.

In compliance with the Law of Ukraine On Standardization, the NSB represents interests of Ukraine in international and regional standardization organizations.

Ukraine is:

A full member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC);

A standardization partner of the European Committee for Standardization (СЕN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC).

As the NSB, the SE UkrNDNC has signed a mutual understanding memorandum with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the Agreement on distribution of documents of the ETSI.

SE UkrNDNC as the NSB has signed bilateral agreements with the standardization organizations of other countries, in particular of: Austria, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, Germany, Poland, the United States, and Sweden.

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