Policy Win:The Government Adopted Amendments to CMU Resolution #955 regarding Elimination of Marginal Mark-Up for Medical Devices

On March 6, the Government held its meeting on the deregulation of doing business in Ukraine and adopted the amendments to CMU Resolution #955 dated October 17, 2008, which eliminate the price regulation for medical devices’ procurement for budget funds.

The elimination of the marginal mark-up forsuch kind of goods will reduce regulatory pressure in the sphere of price regulation of medical devices and stimulate the manufacturers of high-quality medical devices to bid on the national tenders. Moreover, we expect that this decision will reduce corruption risks and shortages on the medical devices market, as well as will expand the assortment of products.

The Chamber was persistently advocating for adoption of mentioned amendments in order to optimize the pricing of medical devices in Ukraine.

We would like to thank Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, Stepan Kubiv, First Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Ulana Suprun, Acting Minister of Health, Svitlana Panaiotidi, State Commissioner of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, Maksym Nefyodov, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Roman Ilyk, Deputy Minister of Health,  Oleksandr Komarida, Director General of the Pharmaceutical Directorate of the Ministry of Health, and all AmCham Ukraine Members, who were actively involved in this advocacy process, for their contribution.