1-What is UkrSEPRO Certificate of Conformity?
The UkrSEPRO system was introduced by Ukraine Government in 1993, obliging to certify a number of products.
Product conformity assessment is one of the Ukrainian State Technical Policy elements and it aims to provide human and animal with privacy safety as well as environmental protection.
The UkrSEPRO system is regulated by the Law of Ukraine “On conformity assessment” and guarantees that product conforms to the safety requirements established by national law.
Original or certified copy of Certificate of Conformity is required for customs clearance at the Ukrainian border as well as for sale and / or marketing within the country.
For products not subjected to mandatory certification according to the Ukrainian law, voluntary certification scheme or exemption letter ’may be applied.
Exporters or importers initiate voluntary certification with the aim to formally prove the conformity of their products to the applicable Ukrainian standards, technical norms or recipes. In other words, UkrSEPRO Certificate of Conformity is a powerful marketing tool to capture Ukrainian customer.
2-The UkrSEPRO sign
The certified product should be marked by the registered UkrSEPRO sign or Mark of Conformity, which demonstrates product compliance to the applicable Ukrainian standards. Usage of UkrSEPRO sign was defined in Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On approval of description and rules for National conformity mark usage”.
The UkrSEPRO mark consists of a sign standing for the UkrSEPRO certification system combined with the Certification Body registration number under it.
The UkrSEPRO certification system concerns the majority of products sold or/and used in Ukraine:
§ consumer products such as foodstuff, textiles, cosmetics and toys
§ mechanical and electrical goods
§ industrial equipments for food, chemical, oil & gas, construction industries
§ telecom equipment
UkrSEPRO covers a wider range of products compared to GOST R system. For example, telecom products are included to UkrSEPRO whereas in Russia, they fall under Telecom Type Approval, which is separate from GOST R.
4-How Can You Obtain UkrSEPRO?
Firstly, your products are evaluated and translated by our team and this information is submitted to the official bodies in Kiev in Ukrainian language. For evaluation for the price, an official application is necessary.
Secondly, if our proposal is accepted, the process is started and authorized auditors will come and check your production for the conformance. In this case, some samples are taken for testing, and they are sent to the Kiev for evaluation.
Lastly, all test are completed, within 15 days and the original Certificates will be sent directly to your address after approval of preliminary drafts of Certificates by you.
The UkrSEPRO system is monitored jointly by the State Committee on Technical Regulation and Consumer Policy or Derzhspozhyvstandard and the Federal Customs Service of Ukraine.
UkrSEPRO Certificates of Conformity are issued by Certification Bodies accredited by Derzhspozhyvstandard to act on its behalf.
The issuance of UkrSEPRO Certificates of Conformity is implemented after technical evaluation of the goods that may include the following:
§ evaluation of technical documents
§ surveillance visits
§ sampling, analysis, type testing in accredited laboratories
§ factory audits
§ in some cases certification of quality management system
The presence of mandatory information and correct translation can be checked by Certification Body who may also give advice concerning technical translation and labeling information for the items to be imported.
5-Sorts of UkrSEPRO Certificates:
The variation of UkrSEPRO mostly depend of the duration :
UkrSEPRO Certificates for Single Delivery : In this case, there is an importer Ukrainian Company applies for certification for an individual delivery. This certificate given to the importer according to the Contract and Invoice, for the goods of this delivery. For a different delivery or a different buyer, this certificate is not valid. Sample tests sometimes necessary.
UkrSEPRO Certificates for 1 year serial production : These kind of Certificates are given on basis technical documentation and sample tests. Auditing in the factory is not required. For the companies which has ISO 9000 System, are more acceptable, in these evaluations, the products are checked by the Ukrainian norms. Sample tests are necessary.
UkrSEPRO Certificates for 2 year serial production : These Certificates are given after auditing on the factory, signing the inspection statement and other documentation, choice and test of samples in Kiev. ISO 9000 helps to collecting documentation, but not essential to obtain UkrSEPRO certificate. This kind of certification is advised, because it has enough duration and it is not very expensive beside long term (5 years) certificates. Sample tests are necessary.
UkrSEPRO Certificates for 5 year serial production : In this case, even the company has ISO 9000 from western organizations, it is not enough to obtain 5 year certificate. The Ukrainian Certification Organ checks the firm for all the requirements of ISO 9000 for a long period, after approval parallel to certification work goes on. After testing of the samples this kind of certificates are given to the manufacturer. Every year certainly repeated the inspection control and additional test reports are obligatory. Because of these reasons we don't advise this kind certification to the companies as a difficult and expensive certification.
6-Sample of Certificates
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