Certificate of public registration of products
A public registration certificate (PRC) is a document certifying the conformity of products to the sanitary, epidemiological and hygienic safety requirements in effect throughout the entire territory of the Customs Union.
The certificate is issued following successful public registration of the product.
Public registration of products shall be made by the public sanitary and epidemiological welfare authorities (Rospotrebnadzor [Russian consumer rights watchdog]).
Pursuant to Article 43 of Federal Law No. 52-FZ of 30 March 1999, “On public sanitary and epidemiological welfare”, public registration of products shall be made based on:
- assessment of risk posed by the product to human health and habitat;
- establishment of hygienic and other limits on the pollution of the habitat by product components;
- development of precautions, including arrangements for the utilisation and disposal of certain products to prevent their harmful impact on human health and habitat.
Public registration of products made within the Customs Union shall be performed prior to commencement of production and of foreign-made products prior to entry at the customs border.
To obtain a public registration certificate, the applicant shall file a product dossier with Rospotrebnadzor offices. Thereafter, experts shall perform a review of the submitted materials and conduct laboratory tests to ascertain the degree of conformity of product properties to the applicable standards. Upon a positive finding, product details shall be entered on the list of publicly registered products.
PRC is required for products
Customs Union Commission Resolution No. 299of 28 May 2010 approved a list of products requiring a public registration certificate (section II). Such goods include:
- disinfection, disinsectisation and deratisation agents;
- household chemicals;
- items that come in contact with foodstuffs (other than tableware, utensils and process equipment) and other types of products.
Also, a certificate of public registration is required for certain product groups by the technical regulations of the Customs Union:
- “On food safety” for
- various types of water (including mineral, bottled drinking and prepackaged water, including that for use in infant food), tonic beverages, alcoholic products (including low-alcoholic drinks and beer),
- infant food products, for pregnant and nursing women,
- dietary (medicinal and preventive) products, fitness foods, dietary supplements and other products,
- foodstuffs derived from genetically modified organisms,
- “On the safety of perfume and beauty products” for
- children's perfumes and cosmetics,
- oral hygiene products,
- intimate cosmetics,
- hair care products;
- “On the safety of products for minors” for
- summer headwear,
- other goods for children under 3,
- disposable personal hygiene products,
- baby's dummies,
- toothbrushes etc.;
- “Technical regulation on juice products from fruit and vegetables” for
- novel juice products,
- special-purpose juice products, including those for infant food.
- “Technical regulation on oil and fat products” for
- novel oil and fat products,
- special-purpose oil and fat products, including those for infant food.
The product public registration certificate shall be issued on a pre-printed form approved by Customs Union Commission Resolution No. 299 of 28 May 2010.
Term of certificate
No statutory term is set for the product public registration certificate. It is issued for the entire period of product manufacture or import of regulated goods into the Customs Union.