On 6 October 2017, Draft Law No. 7182 "On Amending the Law of Ukraine "On Licensing Types of Economic Activities" ("Draft Law") was registered in the parliament of Ukraine.
The Draft Law provides for the introduction of licensing for manufacturing, importation, wholesale and retail sale of medical devices in Ukraine. The authors of the Draft Law claim that the purpose of the Draft Law is to prevent falsification of medical devices. However, the authors of the Draft Law do not provide comprehensive justification for introducing yet another regulatory requirement for suppliers of medical devices in additional to conformity assessment procedures.