On September 9, Deputy Ministers of Economy of Ukraine Serhiy Telenyk and Taras Kachka met with Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Remy Duflo to conclude the Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Goods (ACAA).
The parties outlined the progress in the negotiation process and compared the hours for further steps in the implementation of the Roadmap for preparation for the conclusion of “industrial visa-free travel”.
According to Serhiy Telenyk, the successful completion of the second phase will be a prerequisite for the launch of the EU Assessment Mission on Ukraine’s readiness to conclude the ACAA Agreement. The end result will be the conclusion of “industrial visa-free travel” in three priority sectors. We are talking about low-voltage electrical equipment, electromagnetic compatibility of equipment and machinery.
“This will contribute to the introduction of a new model of economic development of Ukraine, increase the competitiveness and innovation of our industry, attract investment, strengthen the image of Ukraine at the European and international levels,” said Serhiy Telenyk.
In turn, Taras Kachka stressed that one of the priorities of national policy is the development of industry.
“The conclusion of the ACAA Agreement will be another step towards the recognition by the European Union of the quality of Ukrainian industrial products and will facilitate access for our producers to EU markets. In addition, “industrial visa-free travel” will provide an incentive for the development of the domestic industry, attracting investment, increasing production and exports, “said Taras Kachka.