The Law of Ukraine

“On Amendments to Some Laws of Ukraine with Respect to Setting up
Quality Management Systems, Environmental Management
Systems and Other Management Systems”

Date of entry into force:
January 31, 2009

The present Law shall introduce amendments to part 2 of Article 49 of the Law of Ukraine “On Environmental Protection”. According to these amendments, voluntary or mandatory environmental audit shall be carried out at the time of certification of environmental management systems. It shall be proposed to introduce the relevant amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Confirmation of Conformity”, the Law of Ukraine “On Environmental Audit” and also to Article 4 of the Law of Ukraine “On Standards, Technical Regulations and Conformity Assessment Procedures”.

The amounts of expenditures related to confirmation of conformity of environmental management systems shall be included in gross expenditures of enterprises (amendments to sub-item 5.2.15. of item 5.2. of Article 5 of the Law of Ukraine “On Enterprise Profit Tax”).

According to the present Law, the relevant local state administration shall contribute to the establishment of quality management systems, environmental management systems and other management systems at enterprises according to the national or international standards (amendments to item 1 of Article 19 of the Law of Ukraine “On Local State Administrations”).

It shall be stipulated that bodies for the certification of environmental management systems may be accredited (amendments to Article 10 of the Law of Ukraine “On Accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies”).

The present Law shall introduce amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Housing and Communal Services”. According to these amendments, powers of the central body of executive power in the area of housing and communal services sector shall also include contributing to the creation by providers/producers of quality management systems for housing and communal services according to the national or international standards. A provider (a business entity whose subject matter of activity is to provide housing and communal services to the consumer according to the terms and conditions of a contract) shall also have to ensure timely and the relevant quality provision of housing and communal services according to the legislation and the terms and conditions of a contract, including by way of setting up quality management systems in compliance with the national and international standards.
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