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Certification systems are used to prove that the goods meet national and international safety standards, thus meeting the Governmental guarantee to provide Russian customers with safe products only. Even though an international certificate is an advantage, a Russian certificate of conformity is a must for any company willing to export its products onto the territory of Russia. Currently, the reformation of the Russian certification is in place so that soon it becomes similar to the European certification system. However, existing Russian standards as well as standards set by the Customs Union are of the highest priority. For instance, Russian certificate of conformity is used not only to legalize foreign business (such as production, distribution and other import and export businesses), but also to secure consumer rights.

 Russian certificate of conformity is used to certify that the goods are ecologically, technologically, chemically, and otherwise safe. The documents might be issued by one of the existing authorities, i.e. Federal Agency for Technical Regulation, Customs Union Commission, or the Emergency Control Ministry of Russia. Russian legislation provides for certification of goods by the exporters themselves as well as by third-party organizations, which is essential when it comes to resolving issues with foreign partners.

Certification centers that have acquired proper accreditation are at an advantage when it comes to dealing with state authorities and local legislation. With ROSTEST, the certification process in any of the existing certification systems (GOST R, ISO, EC, Technical Regulations, etc.) is guaranteed to be quick and smooth. Company experts will help you optimize the number of required tests and documentation by choosing the correct certification scheme, certification form and type of certificate. Certification schemes vary by certificate’s expiration date and price, certification form varies from actual certification to declaration and, finally, certificates may be mandatory and facultative.

Once you decide to start importing or exporting goods to and from Russian, you should understand that Russian certification system has several peculiarities. They include but are not limited to:

Customs Union. In 2012, the Agreement on Sanitary Standards came into force, meaning that goods can be imported and exported only if they have been registered with the state. In case the goods are not included in the list compiled by Customs Union Commission and thus do not require state registration certificate (SRC), they can be accompanied by an exemption letter issued by the Russian Agency for Health and Consumer Rights (also known as Rospotrebnadzor). Goods cannot be imported or exported to or from Russian nor can they be distributed in Russia unless they are accompanied by one of the above-mentioned documents.

  • Certification of hazardous goods and industries (such as oil and gas industry) and certification of potentially harmful goods (such as medical equipment and medications, kids’ goods, foods, etc.). When starting to import goods to Russia, the first thing you need to pay attention to are sanitary standards and documents required as a proof of sanitary safety.

  • The sequence of certification procedures is extremely important particularly for those companies that start manufacturing or importing goods in Russia for the first time. One of the first things you need to do is to apply for state registration certificate (SRC) if is required for the goods you are importing or manufacturing. Certificate of conformity (GOST R or Technical Regulations) and Customs Union certificate can only be applied for by those companies that have already obtained SRC.

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