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LAW OF UKRAINE

of May 17, 2001 No. 2407-III

About accreditation of conformity assessment bodies

(as amended on 12-12-2019)

This Law determines legal, organizational and economic basis of accreditation of conformity assessment bodies in Ukraine.

Section I General provisions

Article 1. Main terms and their determination

In this Law terms are used in such value:

accreditation of conformity assessment bodies (further - accreditation) - certification by national authority of Ukraine on accreditation of the fact that the conformity assessment body meets the requirements of the national standards harmonized with the corresponding international and European standards or to requirements of the international or European standards, and in case of need any additional requirements concerning accreditation in the respective spheres for carrying out certain activities for assessment of conformity;

mutual estimation - process of estimation of national authority on accreditation by national authorities of Ukraine on accreditation of other states which is performed according to the requirements accepted by the international, European and other regional organizations for accreditation which member is the national authority of Ukraine on accreditation;

consultation - provision of consulting services and other help with development and deployment of management systems and procedures of activities of conformity assessment bodies, and also concerning observance of other requirements necessary for their accreditation;

national sign of accreditation - the sign certifying that the organization which uses this sign is accredited by national authority of Ukraine on accreditation;

The paragraph of the sixth is excluded according to the Law of Ukraine of 15.01.2015 No. 124-VIII

The paragraph of the seventh is excluded according to the Law of Ukraine of 15.01.2015 No. 124-VIII

assessment - process of estimation of competence of conformity assessment body in certain sphere of accreditation which is performed by national authority of Ukraine on accreditation on the basis of certain standards and/or other regulating documents;

The paragraph the ninth is excluded according to the Law of Ukraine of 15.01.2015 No. 124-VIII

personnel on accreditation - auditors on accreditation and accreditation experts who are attracted by national authority of Ukraine on accreditation for work on accreditation.

Article 2. Law coverage

This Law governs the relations connected with accreditation by national authority of Ukraine on accreditation of conformity assessment bodies, including foreign conformity assessment bodies and extends to executive bodies, national authority of Ukraine on accreditations and conformity assessment bodies irrespective of pattern of ownership.

Article 3. The legislation of Ukraine in the sphere of accreditation

The legislation of Ukraine in the sphere of accreditation consists, of this Law and other regulatory legal acts governing the relations in this sphere.

Article 4. Accreditation purpose

The purpose of accreditation is:

providing single technical policy in the sphere of assessment of conformity;

ensuring consumer confidence to activities for assessment of conformity;

creation of conditions for mutual recognition of results of activities of accredited bodies at the international level;

elimination of technical barriers in trade.

Article 5. Basic principles of activities for accreditation

Activities for accreditation are based on the following basic principles:

ensuring equal rights, legitimate interests of all concerned parties;

general availability and impartiality of work on accreditation;

transparency of activities for accreditation;

professional competence of contractors;

voluntariness of accreditation;

ensuring participation of executive bodies and public organizations on the parity basis;

applications of requirements for accreditation, harmonized with the international and European standards;

observance of public concerns;

confidentiality of information obtained in the course of accreditation.

Accreditation is performed according to the requirements established by the legislation in the sphere of accreditation, the national standards concerning accreditation harmonized with the corresponding international and European standards, and also other documents concerning accreditation accepted by national authority of Ukraine on accreditation, the international and European organizations for accreditation. The list of names and designations of such acts and documents, texts of regulatory legal acts concerning accreditation, and also texts of other documents concerning accreditation accepted by national authority of Ukraine on accreditation will be promulgated on the website of national authority of Ukraine on accreditation on the Internet.

Section II Organization of Activities for Accreditation

Article 6. National authority on accreditation

Accreditation is performed by national authority of Ukraine on accreditation.

The national authority of Ukraine on accreditation is the state organization which is formed by the central executive body which provides forming of state policy in the sphere of economic development and carries out non-commercial economic activity.

The regulations on national authority on accreditation affirm the central executive body which provides forming of state policy in the sphere of economic development.

The central executive body which provides forming of state policy in the sphere of economic development has no right to interfere with activities for accreditation of national authority for accreditation.

Part five of isklyuchan according to the Law of Ukraine of 22.12.2011 No. 4224-VI

On accreditation are part of national authority:

Council on accreditation;

technical committees on accreditation;

commission on appeals.

The main functions of national authority of Ukraine on accreditation are:

accreditation of conformity assessment bodies, including decision making about accreditation, refusal in accreditation, expansion and restriction of the sphere of accreditation, temporary stop and renewal of action and cancellation of the certificate about accreditation;

carrying out monitoring of compliance of the conformity assessment bodies accredited by it to requirements of accreditation (further - monitoring) by implementation of supervision, carrying out repeated and extraordinary and other estimates;

approval:

procedure of accreditation, work programs on accreditation;

procedure for carrying out monitoring;

claim treatment procedure, accredited bodies connected with activities for assessment of conformity;

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