How to implement European rules on quality control and safety of construction products in Ukraine: BRDO published a Green Paper

From January 1, 2023, Ukraine will implement Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 into national legislation. This document establishes conditions for the marketing of construction products.

Also on January 1, 2023, the law “On Provision of Construction Products on the Market” will fully enter into force.

What will change in the Ukrainian market of construction products?

According to the European Commission, harmonized European standards that are one of the fundamental principles for changes cover about 75-80% of all construction products. A rule of mandatory declaration of product performance will apply to this share of the most important construction products, such as cement, mortars, and windows.

If manufacturers declare the conformity of their products with European standards, they will be fully responsible for this information.  And consumers will not only receive complete information about manufacturers, suppliers, and properties of construction products but also be able to quickly verify the accuracy of this information. As a result, it will be possible to reduce the number of low-quality construction products on the market and improve market control.

How to quickly and effectively implement European rules in the Ukrainian construction market realities?

To facilitate the process, BRDO experts developed a Green Paper “Rolling review of the quality of state regulation of the provision of construction products on the market” that contains:

  • the analysis of the process of providing construction products on the market;
  • market regulation specifics;
  • the analysis of the experience of the European Union and countries that have recognized the effectiveness of Regulation 305;
  • the analysis of problems and risks in the market, as well as proposals for their solution.

Additionally, the Green Paper contains methodological recommendations for the effective implementation of the Law of Ukraine “On Provision of Construction Products on the Market” that will be useful for both government policy makers and construction sector representatives.

The Green Paper is available at (in Ukrainian).

BRDO is also launching a public consultation on the effective implementation of the provisions of Regulation 305 and the Law “On Provision of Construction Products on the Market”. Join the discussion.