On January 1, 2018, the state certification system ceased to exist.
The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in a letter dated January 12, 2018 No. 3433-06 / 1382-07 draws attention to the fact that since January 1, 2018, in connection with the expiration of Decree No. 46-93, the state certification system ceased to exist. Given this, from 01/01/2018 there are no legal grounds for the certification bodies to act as designated certification bodies in the state certification system.
That is, from 01/01/2018 certification bodies during any type of certification work can not refer to the decision on their appointment by the certification bodies in the state certification system and to use in their activity forms of documents (except for copies of documents) of the state certification system .
It should be noted that in the Register of the state certification system, the certificates of conformity to products and services, certificates for management systems, production certificates and certificates of conformity recognition, which expire after 01.01.2018, are registered.
Currently, the legislative and other normative legal acts do not establish a transition period of validity of documents issued by certification bodies in the state certification system.
However, the Verkhovna Rada registered a draft Law No. 6235 which provides that certificates of conformity of products and services, certificates for the management system and personnel, and certificates of conformity recognition issued in the state certification system, are valid until their expiration, but not later than 1 January 2019, unless otherwise stipulated by the technical regulations, the action of which extends to the relevant products.
Consequently, in case of the entry into force of the aforementioned provision of the bill, the documents issued by the designated certification bodies in the state certification system will operate not later than before 01.01.2019.