Simplification of importing prototypes for R&D

Simplification of importing prototypes for R&D

Financial & legal committee's initiative

Description

The process of software development for a specific equipment sometimes requires a direct interaction of the company-developer with such equipment, which, in turn, is often at the stage of the prototype. In this case, as a rule, such prototypes are classified as radio electronic devices and radiating devices (RES and VP).

Problem

Import of radio-electronic devices and emitters to Ukraine requires a document confirming compliance with the requirements of the Technical Regulation. For a batch product, the confirmation of compliance is not a problem. However, getting prototype compliance is an extremely lengthy and costly process that significantly impedes the work of IT-companies.

Result

Due to the joint work of industry experts, there were adopted novels that greatly simplify the procedure for importing prototypes of equipment for R&D purposes to Ukraine.

On February 13, according to the results of the meeting of the National Commission, Which Carries Out State Regulation In The Field Of Communication And Informatization (NKRZI), the change of the Procedure of importing radio electronic equipment and emitters in Ukraine was approved. In accordance with the new order, prototypes imported to Ukraine for Software Development, fall into the list of products that do not require documents confirming compliance with the requirements of the Technical Regulation of Radio Equipment. In total, it is allowed to import up to 10 prototypes of one model of equipment, and the purpose of the prototype import must be confirmed by the contract with the sender of the product.

We note that a significant simplification of the procedure for importing prototypes of equipment into Ukraine will have a positive impact on the work of domestic IT-companies, accelerate the pace of software development, and make business in the field of information technology much easier.