Customs Union Certificate

The Customs Union between Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Belorussia was created in 2010 to eliminate technical and bureaucratic barriers between the three countries when it comes to trade and business. The cooperation between the countries, among other purposes, aims to exclude goods of poor quality from import and export procedures. To achieve this purpose, the Customs Union has developed unified legislation governing certification of goods and services. At the moment (as of April 1st 2012), customs certification of goods that are to be exported or imported within the Customs Union, is performed according to a unified scheme. The certificate issued upon customs certification is also printed on a unified form. Goods that are subject to mandatory certification or declaration are listed in the Common List of Goods compiled by the Customs Union Committee and put into force by Customs Union Committee Decree #319 as of July 18th 2010. The list is based on the Foreign Economic Activity Commodity Nomenclature (FEACN).

 Customs certification is mandatory for many goods, the full list of which can be requested from ROSTEST certification center (consultation is free). These goods include but are not limited to: home appliances, light and radio equipment, construction materials, agricultural equipment, kids’ goods, furniture, clocks and watches, dishware and more.

All goods listed in the Common List have to be accompanied by customs certificate, otherwise they can be neither imported not exported from the territory of the Customs Union. The goods are being tested to confirm their conformity with the existing standards that are stipulated either in the unified Technical Regulations, GOST, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Rules, or other documents. The contents of the certificate is similar to the contents of GOST R certificate and have to include the certification scheme and the name of the certification authority in charge of issuing the document. Customs certification can only be performed upon proper testing of the goods.

The goods that are to be imported, exported, transported, and distributed in the Customs Union have to be marked with the EAC sign.

The advantage of the customs union certificate compared to national conformity certificate is its multi-nationality. The document can be used to import and export goods to all member-countries of the Customs Union. You can delegate the conformity assessment procedure to ROSTEST certification center. Our qualified staff guarantees the high quality of services and prompt certification of goods.