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Do I have to proceed with a CAP in Ukraine if I already have a CE Certificate?

The possession of a CE Certificate does not provide any benefits – Ukrainian legislation requires suppliers to proceed with the conformity assessment procedure through Ukrainian TRs even if a manufacturer already owns a CE Certificate.

But there is an option to recognize the certificate issued by the European Notified Body. This is a very convenient and straightforward process for medical device suppliers who have already certified their medical devices in the EU.

The recognition of the CE Certificate is acquired through mutual recognition by the notified national bodies based on the agreement.

For the recognition of the conformity assessment results carried out by a foreign body, the following conditions must be satisfied:

  • The Ukrainian designated conformity assessment body must have a signed agreement on the recognition of the conformity assessment results with a foreign notified body;
  • The foreign CAB must have a proper accreditation;
  • The manufacturer must file an application for the recognition procedure along with all necessary technical documentation to the Ukrainian CAB.

Since the recognition procedure allows manufacturers to avoid on-site manufacturer audits, the process of conformity assessment is significantly simplified, speeded up, and cheapened.

Be aware that the expiry date of Ukrainian Certificate is the same as the one of the CE Certificate.

FAQ

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How to indicate what MD’s are subject to self-declaration?

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According to Technical Regulations on medical devices, class I medical devices, non-sterile and without a measuring functions are subject to self-declaration. In line with the Technical Regulations on medical devices for in vitro diagnostic, all MD’s which don’t fall under the list A and list B classification and are not intended for self-control are subject to self-declaration

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Which act should govern a medical device with a medicinal substance?

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The operation of medicines in Ukraine is covered by the Law of Ukraine «On Medicines». I have already defined in previous videos that MD’s are subject to Technical Regulations and other acts. And the Law of Ukraine «On Medicines» doesn’t cover on medical devices (neither in vitro diagnostic devices, nor active implantable devices).

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I don’t have a conformity assessment certificate according to Technical regulations. Can I place on market a medical device without applying to the CAB to proceed a CAP?

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Yes, you can put your MD into circulation in Ukraine without involving a CAB in one and the only case – your medical device is I class risk (non-sterile and without measuring function).

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Is it possible to obtain a certificate without the on-site audit?

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There are two options to proceed the CAP and to avoid on-site audit of the manufacturer: 1. Recognition of CE Certificate. 2. Proceeding batch certification.

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Do I have to proceed with a CAP in Ukraine if I already have a CE Certificate?

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The existence of CE Certificate doesn’t provide any preferences — Ukrainian legislation requires to proceed the conformity assessment procedure under the Ukrainian TR’s even for those manufacturers that possess a CE Certificate.

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Who is the Authorized representative?

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The essential requirement for the manufacturer which is not the resident of Ukraine, is to appoint the authorized representative.

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What is the procedure of conformity assessment?

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Conformity assessment procedure – any procedure used to determine that prescribed requirements in relevant technical regulations or standards are fulfilled.

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What regulations govern the conformity assessment procedure in Ukraine?

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Since 1 July 2015, it has become
a mandatory requirement that medical devices, must be subject
to the assessment of conformity with the Technical regulations (TR) before being placed on the Ukrainian market.

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Who is entitled to proceed the conformity assessment procedure of medical devices in Ukraine?

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In accordance with the Law of Ukraine
“On Technical Regulations
and Conformity Assessment”,
the conformity assessment procedure
is made by the Conformity Assessment Body, an organization which confirmed its competence, proceeded
the accreditation procedure,
and therefore can perform conformity assessment.

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What steps should I take in order to place a medical device on the Ukrainian market?

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It depends on the class of medical devices you want to place on
the market.
As a general rule,
since July 1st, 2015 all suppliers
of medical devices in Ukraine must follow conformity assessment procedures with technical regulations on medical devices.

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