Сеrtification is a procedure, due to which an authority, recognized in the prescribed order, documentally certifies the complience of a product, quality systems, quality assurance systems, environmental management systems and personal to the requirements stipulated by the Law.
Сеrtification of products in Ukraine is divided into obligatory and voluntary (facultative) ones:
1) obligatory certification is fulfilled in accordance with the requirements of the Laws of Ukraine or legal regulatory acts, adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, which identify specifications of the products or associated processes or means of production and requirements to services, including those provisions that should be obligatory enforced. Тhey also may contain requirements to terminology, marks (notes), package, marking or labeling that are applied to a certain product, process or means of manufacturing (production);
2) voluntary (facultative) certification is fulfilled in the order determined by the agreement between an applicant (a producer, a supplier) and a certification authority. At that, the complience of a product, quality systems, quality assurance systems, environmental management systems and personal to any requirements declared.
Соmplience of a product (goods) which is imported into Ukraine and sold on its territory, to the current Ukrainian standards should be confirmed with the certificate of complience or certificate of acknowledgement of conformity, that is issued or certified by a central executive power authority in the sphere of technical regulation, or accredited in the prescribed order by the certification authority, which is authorised for performing this activity by legislation action:
1) the certificate of complience is a document confirming that a product, quality systems, quality assurance systems, environmental management systems and personal comply with the prescribed requirements of a specific standard or other regulatory act, prescribed by the Law;
2) the certificate of acknowledgement of conformity is a document that certifies the acknowledgement of foreign documents on confirmation of the products complience to the requirements of the Law of Ukraine.