Old Certification for Russia

Gost R
Certificate of Conformity
Declaration of Conformity TR Technical Regulations
“Certificate of Conformity”
TR Technical Regulations Customs Union certificate of conformity

History export certification Russia
In Russia mandatory certification came into force in 1993. Now around 70% of all products exported to Russia need mandatory certification. The mandatory certificates are about compliance with the Russian National Gost Standards.
These certificates certify quality of actually supplied goods and their compliance with contractual terms. A quality certificate either contains a profile of goods or confirms compliance of goods with certain standards or specifications of a delivery order. Certificates are issued by certification bodies accredited in Russia such as Sercons (see picture on the right, click to enlarge).

Gost R Certificate of Conformity and Declaration of Conformity
In 2000 there was a gradual shift from Mandatory Gost R Certificate of Conformity to Declaration of Conformity. This was done because foreign companies (companies outside the Russian Federation) cannot easily be held responsible. This is why the Declaration of Conformity must be issued on the name of a Russian entity. This is the big difference between Gost R Certificate of Conformity and the Declaration of Conformity. As was told before Gost R Certificate of Conformity and the Declaration of Conformity are Mandatory certificates and are required at customs clearance.

TR Technical Regulations “Certificate of Conformity”
Some products required more complicated laws and regulations. In 2008 the TR Technical Regulations “Certificate of Conformity” were being launched, and because these TR Technical Regulations “Certificate of Conformity” were launched also a new form certification were necessary. The products that need to comply with these new laws and regulations now require the TR Technical Regulations “Certificate of Conformity”. These TR Technical Regulations “Certificate of Conformity” are comparable to EU directives (e.g. machinery directive). The TR Technical Regulations “Certificate of Conformity” came in phases:

  • Dairy products (2008)
  • Vegetable oils (2009)
  • Juices (2009)
  • Machinery (September 2010)
  • Low Voltage (planned December 2010, delayed then stopped)

TR Technical Regulations Customs Union certificate of conformity
In July 2010, Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus formed a Customs Union with the goal to create free movement of goods between these countries. To make this possible they created the “Customs Union Certificate of Conformity with National standards”. On the first of January 2012 the mandatory TR Technical Regulations Customs Union certificate of conformity come into force. If a company possesses this certificate it can export to Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. The Customs Union will produce a list of products that needs to comply with the new regulations and laws; the final list comes available in December 2011.

Voluntary Gost R Certificate of Conformity
It is also possible for us to issue voluntary certificates. If product don’t require certificates in Russia and a company still want’s to have certification because of the mark of conformity and to show the world that they comply with the laws and regulation then we can issue voluntary certificates.