Customs Union Certificate EAC

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is a customs and economic union of Belarus, the Russian Federation, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Armenia. It establishes an area of free trade between the member states. Since 2015 the EAEU has been the legal successor of the former Eurasian Customs Union EACU. In the area of the Eurasian Economic Union a common customs tariff, unified trade rules and harmonized technical standards apply.

The Eurasian Conformity Mark - EAC - is official proof that the products conform to all Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union (TR CU and TR EAEU) assessment procedures. The new common certification system is based on the Technical Regulation processes of the Russian Federation.

The products, which conform to all Technical Regulations and are confirmed to do so by an EAC certificate, are allowed to cross the borders and be sold within the EAEU. This requires no further national certification of conformity such as GOST-R, TR or GOST-K.

Required certificates of the customs union can be granted by an independant certifying body accredited in a member state after the product has been inspected.

Legal framework

The legal basis for the EAC certification involves the board decision of the EAEU commission No. 319 from 18.06.2010, the agreement on common principles and rules of technical regulation in the Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation 18.11.2010 , and the decision of the board of the customs union commission No. 620 from 07.04.2011.

As a consequence of the coordination of national safety standards, the previous national Technical Regulations such as Russian GOST-R, and TR certification were gradually phased out and substituted by the new Technical Regulations of the EAEU - TR CU in every industrial sector. In addition to the EAC certification, the EAC declaration has also been introduced in the customs union as a simpler and less expensive form of proof of conformity.

The EAC certification process is consistent for all member states of the EAEU. The certificate of the EAEU has a standardised format and application process in accordance with the board decision of the EACU commission No. 896 from 09.12.2011.

EAC certificate includes the following information:

Regarding its content, the EAC certificate of the EAEU is identical with the TR certificate and includes the following information:

  • address and name of the manufacturer
  • names of certified products
  • customs tariff number
  • applied standards of Technical Regulation
  • data about the testing center
  • period of validity
  • registration number
  • data on the notified body

The EAC certificates of the EAEU apply in all member states within the EAEU and are valid for up to 5 years. The issued EAC certificates are registered in the uniform register of the EAEU. Besides the duties of EAC certification one needs the EAC declaration process to confirm the conformity of the products with Technical Regulations of member states of the EAEU.

Application area

The EAC certification and EAC declaration are required for all products, which are listed in the common list of products to be certified within the EAEU under decision of the board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 620 from 07.04.2011. For the products which are not listed, the national regulation for the certification for import and sales is valid.

The complete list of products, which require EAC certification, is available here.

Required documents

Technischen Unterlagen für die EAC Zertifizierung: Technischer Pass, Bedienungsanleitung, Sicherheitsbetrachtung, Druckbehälterpass nach TR ZU

In order to apply for the certificate of the EAEU, you need the documentation like for the application for a GOST or TR certificate, such as:

Depending on the type of certified products, other additional documents may be required.

In case the products which are to be certified also require hygiene and sanitary inspection, appropriate proof for the issue of the EAC certificate of the EAEU may need to be supplied.

The EAC declaration of the EAEU

The EAC declaration of conformity to Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Unionis is a more easy and less expensive way to prove the conformity of the products. It should guarantee that the products meet the safety requirements of the technical regulation of the EAEU and are safe for customers and the environment. In opposition to the EAC certification, the EAC declaration can only be applied for by an importer based in one of the member states of the EAEU. Therefore an authorized representative within the EAEU is required. In case you need an authorized representative, we would be pleased to reccomend a suitable company to you that can take over this function.

The EAC declaration has the same validity as a certificate. The products listed in the resolution of the board of the Customs Union Commission No. 620 from 07.04.2011 require an EAC certification or an EAC declaration.

The EAC declaration is required for the customs clearance of the products at its export to the EAEU if they are listed in the resolution of the EAEU No. 620 from 07.04.2011. More information here>>

Differences between an EAC Certificate and an EAC Declaration

Criteria EAC Certificate EAC Declaration
Applicant producer, importer, person with power of attorney producer, importer, person with power of attorney
Classification of products made by the certifying body made by the applicant
Proof of conformity based on the test report of the accredited test laboratory based on applicant's own evidence or the test report of the accredited test laboratory
Quality assurance comprehensive production audit through the certifying body or external ISO 9001 certification quality assurance is done by the applicant
Issuing of the certificate of conformity certification body on an official form applicant on a normal sheet of paper
Registration of the certificate of conformity certification body applicant or certification body
Validity 1 to 5 years, depending on the regulation 1 to 5 years, depending on the regulation
Responsibility lies with the certification body lies with the applicant
Surveillance certification body -

EAC Certification process

The certification is done on the analytical basis of the technical documents and the internal test reports or rather the test reports made available by the accredited test laboratories. Undre certain circumstances the certification takes place after an on- site production audit.

EAC certification consists of the following steps:

  1. Step: application at an accredited certification body in the EAEU
  2. Step: the certification body verifies the documents
  3. Step: classification of the product and choice of samples
  4. Step: examination and analysis
  5. Step: production audit (if required by the Technical Regulation)
  6. Step: issuing of the certificate
  7. Step: monitoring of the certified product (if required)

The application of a certificate can be done for different circumstances: for single supplies, serial supplies or serial production.

Schemes of EAC conformity assessment

All technical regulations contain descriptions of EAC certification procedures, the so called schemes. Which scheme, and therefore also which kind of certification procedure is chosen, depends on the characteristics of the product, the manufacturing process and the supply. The schemes of conformity assessment are complementary to the modules of conformity assessment, according to the EU guideline 768/2008/EG of the EAEU.

Manufacturing audit

For some products, which underlie the EAC certification, the technical regulations of the EAEU provide a manufacturing audit. This holds especially for EAC certification for serial production.
The audit is conducted by an accredited certification body on site. It primarily serves to examine, whether the manufacturing process meets the legal requirements. The manufacturing audit is to be carried out in accordance with the national standard of Russian Federation GOST-R 54293-2010 “Manufacturing audit for conformity assessment procedures”.

Surveillance of conformity assessment

After having issued the EAC certificate, it shall be examined periodically, whether the product is still conform with the technical requirements and is labeled appropriately with the mark of conformity or the EAC mark. This is carried out in form of external surveillance, the surveillance of conformity assessment.
The surveillance consists in systematically, iteratively conformity assessment activities of the certification body, which has issued the certificate, in order to maintain its validity. The surveillance is only necessary for EAC certificates; for the EAC declaration no external surveillance is required.

Authorised Representative

Authorised Representative Russia and EAEU
If the producer doesn't have a location in the EAEU, it does not have the right to apply for a required conformity assessment of its products. In order to still be able to be the subject of a conformity assessment, the foreign producer must give a representative in the EAEU power of attorney. They will defend the interests of the foreign producer when working with the certifying bodies with regard to safety and quality of products and in accordance with technical regulations.

As the law stands and in accordance with the Technical Regulation of the economic union only an operator based in the territory may be named power of attorney.

EAC Marking

Eurasian Conformity mark

The products listed as requiring an EAC certification under the technical regulation of the EAEU need to be marked with an EAC mark of the EAEU. This proves its conformity with all legal requirements of the EAEU.

The requirements to EAC marking and its conformity to the Technical Regulationa of the EAEU are listed in the decision of the board of the Customs Union Commission No. 711 from 15.07.2011.

The marking of products, which require an obligatory EAC certification under the technical regulation of the EAEU, is one condition for admission to the market. The placing on the market without appropriate marking is forbidden. Moreover, the EAC marking increases the trust of potential customers and the demand for the product.

Duration and costs for EAC certification

The duration and costs associated with an EAC certificate application depend on several different factors, such as the classification of the product, any required laboratory checks and the complexity of all examinations. As such the exact conditions of the EAC certification are always determined individually based on the required documentation.

Please note that an application for an EAC certificate can take anywhere from a few days to weeks to process.

Delivery of the documents

If you order an EAC certificate, you will receive a copy of it via email immediately upon our successful completion of the EAC certification process. The original will be mailed to you a few days later.

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Our export consultants have many years of experience in the EAC certification process. We offer a comprehensive service package, which includes the preparation of all necessary documents, the corresponding customs handling, and the logistics. We will help you acquire necessary certificates and permits.

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In our video, we explain what an EAC Certification is and how and where to certify or declare your products for the introduction on the EAEU market.

The EAC Certification and the EAC Declaration are complex procedures that attest your products the conformity with the technical regulations of the EAEU and require a lot of know-how. Schmidt & Schmidt will support you with the certification of your products for the EAEU market.

The EAC certificate of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an official document, that proofs the conformity of the products with the harmonized technical regulations of the member states of the EAEU. The products, whose conformity with the technical regulations could be confirmed by the certificate of the EAEU, may be moved and sold in the whole customs area of the member states of the EAEU.

The EAC Declaration of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an official document that proofs, that the products meet the minimum requirements of the technical regulations of the EAEU. An EAC declaration is issued by the manufacturer, importer or an authorized representative and listed in the official register. Those products, whose conformity with the technical regulations are confirmed by the declaration, have the permission to be freely moved and sold in the whole customs territory of the member states of the EAEU.

The EAC certificate can only be issued after a quality assessment, which has to be carried out by a certification body accredited in one of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union. The certification is conducted on the basis of technical documentations, company-internal created test reports, or rather test reports provided by accredited test laboratories, as well as on basis of a manufacturing audit on site. The certificate is printed on an official pre-printed form, which has several forgery-proof elements and is authenticated by the signature and seal of an accredited body. The EAC certificate is usually issued for “complex” products that require an extensive control by the authorities.

With the EAC Declaration the manufacturer, importer or authorized representative declares the conformity of his products with the minimum requirements of the technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). As distinguished from the EAC certificate, the EAC declaration is issued by the manufacturer or importer himself. All necessary tests and analysis are or made by the manufacturer or in some cases by the laboratory. The applicant issues the EAC declaration himself on a usual piece of paper. The EAC declaration has to be listed in the uniform register of the EAEU by an accredited certification body of one of the member states of the EAEU.

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