CERTIFICATION IN UKRAINE - The UkrSEPRO - MASTCERT
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Certification in Ukraine is a procedure by which the conformity of products manufactured domestically or imported from abroad with the requirements in force in Ukraine is documented.
In Ukraine, the state certification system is applied called UkrSEPRO. All certification services related to this certification system. UkrSEPRO is able to issue declarations, mandatory and voluntary certificates.
The UkrSEPRO system has developed a list of goods that are subject to mandatory certification. The list contains HS codes. Using this list, the manufacturer can independently determine to which code his product belongs and whether it is on the list.
If the product is in the list of goods that are subject to mandatory certification, then its import across the border is impossible without the availability of the UkrSEPRO Certificate. To obtain a Certificate of Conformity, you must go through a number of procedures.
Now it’s worth noting the features of the so-called voluntary certification in Ukraine. As the name implies, this is not a mandatory certificate and its absence will not become an obstacle to the import of your goods into Ukraine. But with a voluntary certificate, an additional competitive advantage appears.
A voluntary certificate can be issued for any type of product that is not among the list for mandatory certification. In this case, the manufacturer himself has the right to choose according to what standards tests of his products will be conducted.
In addition to the mandatory and voluntary certificate, declarations of conformity are also used.
The declaration of conformity confirms that the goods imported or produced on the territory of Ukraine meet all the stated requirements.
As a result of the declaration, a document is issued, which is registered by an accredited body. The declaration of conformity has its own unique number.
Only a resident of Ukraine can apply for certification and declaration. But if the manufacturer is in another country, then his interests in Ukraine can be represented by a resident of Ukraine in the presence of a power of attorney from the manufacturer and a representative contract.
There are 2 types of certification: for serial production (up to 5 years) and for batch (up to 1 year).
When certifying a batch of products (or a single product), products are imported according to a certain invoice. The certificate shall indicate the quantity of products, invoice number, HS code, name and address of the manufacturer and applicant. This type of certificate is issued for a maximum of one year.
In the case of certification for mass production, UkrSPERO offers various certification schemes.
- Product certification based on the analysis of documents (without analysis of production). Validity of the certificate is 1 year.
- Certification based on production inspection. The certificate is issued for a maximum of 2 years.
- Product certification based on production attestation. In this case, the certificate is valid for a maximum of 3 years.
- Product certification with an assessment of the quality of production management. In this case, the certificate can be valid for 5 years.
Documents required for issuing a certificate under the UkrSEPRO system:
- Product List
- Technical description
- Photo, catalog
- Quality certificates from the manufacturer
- ISO 9001 (optional)
- Power of attorney from the manufacturer (if necessary)
- Supply contract and main contract
- Manufacturer Information
- Hygienic conclusion (if necessary)
Important! Ukraine has signed a number of bilateral agreements, according to which the offsetting of issued certificates was approved.
That is, in Ukraine, certificates issued in the territory of one of the following countries are recognized (and vice versa, partner countries accept certificates issued by Ukrainian authorities):
- The Republic of Azerbaijan;
- Republic of Belarus;
- Republic of Armenia;
- The Republic of Kazakhstan;
- Republic of Kyrgyzstan;
- The Republic of Moldova;
- The Russian Federation;
- The Republic of Tajikistan;
- People’s Republic of China;
- The Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
This rule applies only to local manufacturers in these countries. A manufacturer of another country (which is not included in this list) is required to obtain a UkrSEPRO certificate.
For more detailed advice on UkrSEPRO certification of your product, please contact MASTCERT by mail or leave a request by filling out the contact form.