The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on the Implementation of EU legislation in the area of technical regulations".
Its adoption is Ukraine's commitment under the Association Agreement with the EU. This is also one of the conditions for the European Commission to resolve the issue of concluding an Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Goods with Ukraine (ACAA Agreement or the so-called industrial visa-free regime). According to it, Ukrainian results of testing and certification of products will be recognized at the European level. This will greatly simplify the access of Ukrainian products to European and third markets by eliminating the need for double certification and testing procedures in Ukrainian and European conformity assessment bodies.
To begin the negotiations on the conclusion of the ACAA Agreement, the Ukrainian Parliament should adopt the bill "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Increasing the Competitiveness of Ukrainian Producers and Enhancing Consumer Rights Protection" No. 10222.
"This is the final step towards the implementation of the industrial visa-free regime for Ukrainian industrial goods in the EU, which, I believe, will be taken by the MPs in the near future. It will be a tremendous boost of our economy and will ensure the irreversibility of our economic integration with the European Union ", said the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.