The MEDT postponed the requirement for measurement units on the labeling of products to be in Latin or Greek. This requirement was set forth in Order of MEDT No. 914 dated 4 August 2015 with the aim of introducing the International System of Units in Ukraine. The requirement was to become effective on 1 January 2019 and apply to products placed on the Ukrainian market (with certain exceptions), including pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

To date, measurement units on the labeling of pharmaceuticals and medical devices are generally indicated in Ukrainian. Since companies were not able to comply with the new labeling requirements starting from 1 January 2019, the MEDT postponed them until 1 January 2021 by Order No. 1938 dated 18 December 2018.

Furthermore, the MOH has stated that it is negotiating the exclusion of pharmaceuticals and medical devices from the scope of Order of MEDT No. 914 dated 4 August 2015 with the MEDT. We will keep monitoring the outcome of these negotiations and will inform you of any developments.