April 9, First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine/ Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv chaired a meeting with the directors of state-run enterprises in the field of standardization, metrology and certification, which belong to the sphere of management of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
The First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine noted that exporting of Ukrainian industrial products to EU countries requires serious work on harmonization of technical requirements and regulations of Ukraine with European standards.
"The Free Trade Agreement with the EU opened up new opportunities for the exports of Ukrainian industrial products, but there was much work at the level of technical and technological requirements. Since 2016, we have substantially transformed the system of technical regulation and standardization, in particular, eliminated 90% of Soviet-era state standards (GOSTs). Instead, we have developed and adopted 5,105 national standards, and now 91% are harmonized with the EU (standards – ed.). In 2019, we plan to adopt another 3,000 standards ", said Stepan Kubiv.
The First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine also noted that since 2018 Ukraine had acquired a full membership under the Metric Convention, which opens additional opportunities for export.
"Since the moment of Ukraine's full membership in the Metric Convention, we have received the recognition of the Ukrainian system of measurement and its compliance with international requirements by all 59 States - Parties to the Convention. This is a compulsory prerequisite for Ukraine to become a full member of the International Organization of Legal Metrology and to continue work on concluding the Agreement on the Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products (ACAA) ", said Stepan Kubiv.