Certificate of conformity
TR CU certificate
A certificate of conformity with Technical Regulations of the Customs Union is issued by the certification authority following mandatory certification as required by the Customs Union.
The Technical Regulations of the Customs Union have integrated the requirements of three Customs Union member states: the Russian Federation, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The Technical Regulations of the Customs Union apply to the products released into circulation across the entire customs territory.
Upon successful passing through the Customs Union certification, the product is marked with the EAU [Eurasian Union] symbol.
Products subject to TR CU certification
Products subject to certification of conformity with Technical Regulations of the Customs Union are listed in schedules to the regulations.
Also the Eurasian Economic Commission Panel approved a number of lists of various product lines for which a bill of entry must be accompanied by a conformity certificate (or declaration of conformity, certificate of public registration):
- Decision No. 30 of 19 April 2012 (pyrotechnics)
- Decision No. 79 of 13 June 2012 (personal protective equipment)
- Decision No. 11 of 31 January 2013 (children's toys)
- Decision No. 12 of 31 January 2013 (perfume and beauty products)
- Decision No. 28 of 5 March 2013 (children's products)
- Decision No. 44 of 19 March 2013 (lifts)
- Decision No. 228 of 15 October 2013 (consumer goods)
- Decision No. 91 of 24 April 2013 (low-voltage equipment)
- Decision No. 92 of 24 April 2013 (gas equipment)
- Decision No. 2 of 16 January 2014 (electromagnetic interference generating devices)
- Decision No. 44 of 18 March 2014 (furniture)
- Decision No. 70 of 13 May 2014 (explosives).
Therefore, the certification of conformity with the requirements of the Customs Union is required for:
- children's garments and footwear;
- children's toys;
- adult undergarments and bedlinen;
- personal protective equipment;
- machinery and equipment;
- household appliances;
- cable products rated for up to 1 kV;
- gas-burning apparatus;
- explosion-proof and mining equipment etc.
The general groups of products subject to certification according to the requirements of the Customs Union are listed in the Customs Union Commission Resolution No. 526 of 28 January 2011.
Form of certificate
The standard form of certificate of conformity of the Customs Union is established by Decision No. 293of the Eurasian Economic Commission Panel of 25 December 2013. The certificate is issued on a brown-coloured form.
The maximum term of the certificate of conformity of the Customs Union is 5 years where issued for mass production. For a batch of products, the term of the certificate is equal to the service life of the products.
GOST R Certificate
The form of a GOST R certificate is approved by Rosstandart (formerly Gosstandart [Government Committee for Standardisation, Metrology and Certification]) Resolution No. 12 of 17 March 1998.
What products require a GOST R certificate
The products whose release into circulation requires a GOST R certificate are listed in Russian Federation Government Decree No. 982 of 1 December 2009.
As most products are now subject to the technical regulations in place, few goods remain that require GOST R certification:
- new products in railway rolling stock equipment, railway appliances or long-service-life items;
- high-voltage electrical equipment;
- cables and wires rated for over 1 kV;
- building and finishing materials etc.
The term of a GOST R certificate depends on the type of product manufacture:
- in mass production, up to 3 years;
- in batch production, for the duration of the service life of the equipment.
Mandatory product certification is subject to the requirements of GOST standards, absent technical regulations (until the effective date thereof).